USDAThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $173 million in fiscal year 2015 funding for the Market Access Program and $26.7 million for the Foreign Market Development Program to more than 60 organizations
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday pulled the plug on secret, high-stakes negotiations over a water bill for her drought-plagued state, saying she and fellow lawmakers will try again next year
"The Market Access and Foreign Market Development Programs help agricultural organizations representing thousands of producers and businesses open and grow markets for American products around the world."
The Shasta County Planning Division is currently in the process of revising the "Winery Development Standards" section of the Zoning Plan. With the local winery business growing by leaps and bounds, local viticulturists found the current standards "difficult to understand and cumbersome to navigate," Director of Resource Management Rick Simon wrote in his report to the Board of Supervisors who considered the matter at their meeting on Nov. 4, 2014.
A Lodi, California pinotage, a late harvest muscat canelli made in Wisconsin, and Finger Lakes riesling were among the top winners honored at the 2014 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition held early November at the Embassy Suites in Concord, N.C.
President Barack Obama 's move to potentially offer legal-worker status to several million undocumented immigrants will send unpredictable ripples through the U.S. economy, prompting many to seek higher-paying jobs and heightening competition for positions in a number of sectors, economists say.
The Company generated a profit in Q2 2015 of $116,320, a substantial improvement from the Q2 2014 loss of $2,431,770. Sales for Q2 2015 were $5,863,300 compared to $5,255,155 for Q2 2014, representing an increase of 11.6%.
Sonoma County planning officials are poised to take unprecedented action Thursday against Bella Vineyards, halting all events and wine-cave tasting at the embattled Healdsburg-area winery after officials accused its owners of operating outside of county zoning rules for more than a decade.
Soon after China and Australia sign their free trade agreement, Australian wine, which will get preferential treatment and potentially even zero tariffs from China, will likely see explosive growth and may even replace France as the top exporter of wine importer to China, the Shanghai-based China Business News reports, citing Cong Riguang, general manager of the Shenzhen Wine Association.
Empire Wine "will continue to fight" the New York State Liquor Authority after its lawsuit against the agency was dismissed by the State Supreme Court on Thursday, a spokesman for the company said in an email to Capital.
Wine Vision 2014 brought together the glitterati of the wine world - including the likes of Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine president and CEO - Jean-Guillaume Prats - to discuss issues including the future for premium wine, retailer and supplier relations and branding innovation, with a focus on defying established concepts. Take a sneak peak at the action!