Grapes

How global economic shifts changed the wine industry

The international wine market was a favorite subject for classical economists in the 18th and 19th centuries to help explain the benefits of free trade. TIMERead more: http://business.time.com/2012/02/07/how-global-economic-shifts-changed-the-wine-industry-for-better-and-for-worse/#ixzz1lnxkEQAI more »

Success allows Michigan winery to expand into new areas, products

One of the stops on the 2011 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO Bus Tour was the Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery in Baroda, Mich., founded by Rick Moersch and his family.... more »

Surveys measure tree fruit, grape acreage in Washington state

According to the Washington Tree Fruit Acreage Report released last year, total apple acreage in Washington state fell from 172,986 acres in 2006 to 167,489 acres in 2011. That falloff might be a little bit... more »

Communication is the key for growers, winemakers

Lee Lutes likens the relationship between a grower and a winemaker to a marriage. “You can’t just walk in and say to your spouse: ‘I don’t like this. Change it,’” he said. “You have to... more »

Indiana Extension holding workshops

Fruit Tree, Grape, and Small Fruit Growers Workshop, Saturday, March 3. Purdue Meigs Farm. The Purdue Fruit Team: Bruce Bordelon, Peter Hirst, Rick Foster and Janna Beckerman will be on hand to demonstrate proper methods... more »

Global warming seen as threat to Garden State’s cranberry farms

A sense of urgency pervaded the meeting rooms at the Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, where scientists, business executives, and former governors agreed that global warming poses pressing problems for... more »

2012 Orchard and Vineyard Show coming to Acme, Mich.

The 2012 Orchard and Vineyard Show, January 24 to 25, will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. The concurrent wine grape session will be held on January 24, and tree fruit... more »

Southwest Horticultural Days Feb. 8-9

The Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with Lake Michigan College, will host the annual Southwest Horticultural Days conference Feb. 8-9 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Ave.,... more »

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