Michigan agriculture grant goes to St. Julian Wine

During its regularly scheduled meeting July 18, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants for five food and agriculture projects in Michigan. The projects will... more »

South Georgia muscadine grape conference July 26 in Americus

With the end of summer drawing near, Georgia’s muscadine harvest season is right around the corner. While growers wait for their fruit to ripen, it’s a great time for new and would-be muscadine growers to... more »

North Georgia vineyard tour to show cultivation practices

Georgia’s wine industry has surged in size and popularity over the past decade, but this success didn’t happen overnight. This August, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host a first-of-its-kind northeast Georgia vineyard tour focusing... more »

Keeping up with grape canopy management

Early spring soil moisture and warm, dry conditions favor rapid grapevine development and reduced fruit and leaf disease pressure in northwest Michigan vineyards. The 2018 growing season in Leelanau and Old Mission American Viticultural Areas... more »

Canada invests $11M in wine sector

Canadian officials on July 10 announced an $11 million investment in the country’s wine sector. Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna Lake Country, spoke at the Canadian Vintners Association's annual general meeting, where he... more »

Michigan’s 2017 fruit crop down from 2016

Fruit production in Michigan for 2017 was down from 2016 for all major fruits, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Michigan apple production was 840 million pounds, down... more »

California labor contractor penalized $646K for late pay

A labor contractor in California’s Coachella Valley region faces more than $646,000 penalties for sending paychecks late for allegedly failing to give 1,374 seasonal farmworkers their final pay on time. The labor contractor, Vista Santa... more »

WSU grape virologist named assistant dean, director

Naidu Rayapati, world-renowned plant pathologist, has been named director of the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser and assistant dean for the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at WSU Tri-Cities.... more »

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