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08/27/15

Meet some of the innovators leading the way in the local Latino community.

08/27/15

While soy meal and corn exports improved, wheat and soybean shipments nosedived and barley exports disappeared.

08/27/15

Oregon's wine harvest gets off to an early start, and, as usual, vineyard operators and wine makers are optimistic.

08/27/15

Central Oregon irrigation districts worry spotted frog litigation will restrict water use.

08/27/15

The fire has grown to 29 square miles - a 5-square-mile increase from Tuesday.

08/27/15

Although the drought has caused one-quarter of Fresno County's farmland to be taken out of production, the county in 2014 set a record for crop values at more than $7.03 billion, according to the county's annual crop report.

08/27/15

Two water agencies in the San Joaquin Valley are suing to stop the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

08/27/15

A California farm is seeking repayment from USDA for raisins it turned over under an unconstitutional confiscation of raisins.

08/27/15

While the warming of Pacific Ocean waters tends to bring heavy winter rain to California, the state climatologist noted only half the time when there have been big El Ninos has there been meaningful, heavy rains.

08/27/15

Among the stops growers made during the University of California Grape Day tour at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier on Aug. 11 were test plots of Scarlet Royal and Autumn King table grapes planted in 2013.

08/27/15

Production may have dropped this year for Wilson Vineyard's wine grape crop, but quality of the fruit should top the charts, reports Ken Wilson.

08/27/15

Aurelio Montes is planning to create a high quality Riesling with the help of a winemaker from the Mosel, because Chile lacks expertise with the grape.

08/27/15

Amazon announced yesterday that it will start delivering wine, beer and spirits as part of its Prime Now quick-delivery service within Seattle, where the company is headquartered. The announcement dovetails with this final post in our three-part series about wine sales on Amazon, where we considered the successes and the obstacles that the platform presents. Today we feature a Q&A with Amazon Wine executive Steve Johnson.

08/27/15

Consumption of rosé wine is skyrocketing. U.S. imports of rosé from the Mediterranean region have grown in the double digits for the past 10 years running. This is good news for winemakers in the southern, Provence region of France, where many vintners used to make a few bottles of rosé only for themselves. Not anymore.

08/27/15

Steve Morgan, wine director at Formento's in Chicago, came to this year's Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes to teach and to taste. He did the latter - some of it, at least - at Friday night's Grand Tasting, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Times. The teaching came the next day, when he participated in a seminar called "What's so Great About the Finger Lakes?"

08/27/15

Droughts in Canada are less severe than in balmier climes because the long, cold winters suppress evaporation from the soil. Yet with temperatures as much as 5 degrees Celsius (9 Fahrenheit) above normal this year, the dryness has been anything but mild, affecting industries from the oil sands to wine makers.

08/27/15

"The weather has been perfect so far," said Grant Stanley, director of viticulture and winemaking at 50th Parallel Estate in Lake Country, north of Kelowna, where the growth cycle is a few weeks ahead of schedule. "We're thinking this could be a great harvest."

08/27/15

Whenever I travel across Canada, it's rare that I don't have a case of wine to share with family and friends and it usually involves crossing a provincial border. I have travelled home to Saskatchewan with 24 bottles of wine as luggage on a flight and have never been afraid of being caught. When I find great bottles of wine that my family and friends will enjoy I pop them in the mail. I am essentially the Han Solo of Canadian wines and beer.

08/27/15

While many people in Texas did not care for the crazy weather this spring and summer, you won't find any Texas winemakers whining about it.

08/27/15

One of the largest vineyards in Oregon's Dundee Hills just south of Portland has put the finishing touches on an expansion just in time for this season's harvest

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