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February 05, 2014
Congress Approves Farm Bill allocates nearly $100 billion in federal spending - Funding increases 55% for specialty crop programs including wine grapes - Wines & Vines
Key programs of note to the wine industry that received funding include the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, which will get $80 million per year through fiscal year 2018. This represents an increase in investment of 55% over the 2008 Farm Bill in critical specialty crop initiatives and programs, including those for wine grapes, according to WineAmerica