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05/12/17

While the press release talks about Rural Development being "elevated" to answering directly to the secretary, functionally it means losing an undersecretary. ... "Our plan to establish an undersecretary for trade fits right in line with my goal to be American agriculture's unapologetic advocate and chief salesman around the world. By working side by side with our U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the USDA undersecretary for trade will ensure that American producers are well equipped to sell their products and feed the world."

05/12/17

The U.S. government had a $182 billion budget surplus in April, confounding market expectations for a deficit, according to Treasury Department data released on Wednesday

05/12/17

While California is in the process of setting a maximum legal limit for 1,2,3-TCP in drinking water, no legal standard exists, despite finding potentially dangerous levels of the chemical back in 2001

05/12/17

Cornell Cooperative Extension plans to increase services in rapidly growing region Read more at: https://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=184491 Copyright © Wines & Vines

05/12/17

Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation is offering scholarships to help women advance in the food, wine, spirits, hospitality or viticulture industries through education, leadership and professional development, as well as fostering gender diversity and talent development across the industry at large

05/12/17

On Tuesday, the county Board of Supervisors approved increasing the contract for the environmental report with consultants Ascent Environmental, Inc. by $212,896, for a new maximum total of $449,809

05/12/17

to cover the Loire in reports focused on grape variety would preclude presenting discrete accounts of each important producer and his or her wines ...

05/12/17

Yet the long-term outlook remains rosy

05/12/17

As competition among them heats up, meal kit startups are expanding their repertoire, including by selling their dinner kits at groceries and adding new products to their catalogs.

05/12/17

Bianca Bosker has placed a small piece of paper napkin in her mouth, and is chewing thoughtfully. She tears off another piece and hands it to my friend Marie. "Just, like, gnaw on it for a bit," Bosker instructs. Marie looks dubiously at the napkin, and then back at Bosker. "Put it in your mouth!" Bosker orders. "Do you think we're doing this halfway?"

05/12/17

Oxygenating your wine isn't a bad thing. But the Velv attacks a delicate science with a bludgeon.

05/12/17

Wheeler Farms Winery, the latest project from Bart and Daphne Araujo, was designed by architects Taylor Lombardo. It includes a custom crush facility and a hospitality space

05/12/17

The Papagiannakos' search for a quality expression of this grape has paid off

05/12/17

The beer giant also is scooping up craft brewers and dominating the homebrew market

05/12/17

Most people with a successful product don't want to fiddle with the formula. Why fix what "ain't broke," after all?

05/12/17

Napa Valley vintner Warren Winiarski, founder of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars will represent the Napa Valley Vintners for a reenactment of the "Judgment of Paris" in Tokyo, Japan this weekend.

05/12/17

The wine company announced that it had $12.4 million in retail sales to supermarkets through the nine-month period ending on March 31, which was an almost 20 percent decrease from the same period a year ago

05/12/17

"We are continuing to implement our strategic plan by making the necessary financial, vineyard, winemaking and staffing investments to sustainably engage wine enthusiasts and provide them world class wines and winery experiences."

05/12/17

Technomic's 2017 Top 500 Report reveals challenges and opportunities facing the full-service segment

05/12/17

Container transport has become the method of choice for shipping wine around the globe, and not only in Italy. In some countries, more than 50% of production is shipped in bulk

05/12/17

Former President Barack Obama gave his first speech outside the United States since leaving office at the Seeds & Chips conference, an annual gathering of policy makers, investors and technology entrepreneurs focused on innovations to improve the food chain

05/12/17

A Danish microbrewery is making a novelty brew from malting barley fertilized with human urine collected at a music festival.

05/12/17

The California Department of Water Resources came under blistering criticism at a hearing Thursday in the Legislature for its management of the Oroville Dam, three months after nearby residents were evacuated out of concerns about possible flooding

05/12/17

Multiple studies find that wine may lower risk, but scientists are just beginning to understand why

05/12/17

the one place where humans do excel is when we use our sense of smell to savor food. Subtle and pleasing aromas come into our nose from the back of our mouth.

05/12/17

The editor-in-chief of The Wine Advocate, famed for its use of the Robert Parker points system, has acknowledged that scores "aren't everything", with robust and reliable tasting notes also required to put a wine into context.