The USDA has released a preliminary report on the 2012 Census of Agriculture. The full report will reach the public in May. The preliminary data provides "a snapshot of a strong rural America that has remained stable during difficult economic times," said Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary.
Ohio's beer and wine wholesalers contributed to the campaign funds of 79 state lawmakers around the time the legislature covertly rushed through a bill blocking the world's largest brewer from acquiring more distributorships in the state, Northeast Ohio Media Group has found
Attendees at the second annual WiVi Central Coast trade show, held March 20 at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California, will get a chance to see new tools and technology showcased on more than 40,000 square feet of exhibit space from over 125 exhibitors.
Today's roundup provides some useful information when it comes to saving a few bucks includes a couple of words we never in our wildest dreams - or fears - thought would makes its way into our report. More on that in a minute. The numbers are in from Washington's 2013 wine harvest and they are impressive. The 210,000 tons of wine grapes clipped in the Evergreen State last year were up 12 percent from the previous year's record harvest, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Later this month, Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) and the Lodi Winegrape Commission will partner to showcase single vineyard Zinfandels and Lodi vintners' contemporary winemaking style with this varietal wine at The Lodi Zinfandel Experience, set to take place on March 29 and 30, 2014.
Four generations of the Frank family, owners of the Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars in Hammondsport, N.Y., were the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Eastern Winery Exposition's Industry Celebration Dinner on Tuesday in Lancaster. In announcing the award, EWE program director Richard Leahy acknowledged that for the first time the award was being presented "not to a person, but to an institution."
The water situation in eastern Oregon will be particularly tight in 2014. A series of rainstorms has done little to improve the water supply outlook, Owyhee Irrigation District officials told about 200 farmers March 4.
Produced without the use of any oak or malolactic fermentation, the 2013 Chamisal Stainless Pinot Noir is crafted with minimal winemaking influence to express the distinctive varietal characteristics of Pinot Noir.