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All may not be lost for grape growers in the Central Valley who can transition to mechanical practices and find varieties that produce high tonnage to overcome lower prices ... Vineyards being removed tend to be overlying Class One soils with decent water availability, making their conversions to almonds that more attractive than pistachios, which growers have tended to plant in lower-quality soils ...


The Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and Science (GTI) is holding its fifth annual colloquium on Jan.16-17, 2020.


The UC Davis Library received a $200,000 gift from the owners of Larkmead Vineyards, Cameron "Cam" Baker and Kate Solari Baker, to preserve the work of one of California's most influential viticulture researchers, the late Professor Emeritus Harold Olmo. The donation will allow the UC Davis Library, which has been called "the world's greatest wine library," to digitize and broadly share Olmo's work on viticulture, grape breeding and the suitability of grape varieties to different climates and terrains from around the world


The new vibrant layout, including a new label shape expressing the movement of the brand's signature running man logo, offers the brand further opportunity and access to enthusiastic, health-conscious consumers by visually guiding them to FitVine Wine.


The Andre x Tipsy Elves original holiday sweaters and onesies feature the Andre brand's logo complete with festive designs.


California is slipping back into a drought ...


Prices for California table grapes remain significantly below their average from the last several years, people in the business say. Meanwhile, labor costs remain relatively high and international tariffs continue to weigh on the industry's competitiveness overseas, making 2019 only a little less painful so far than 2018.


The Davis-based company is partnering with pioneers in Santa Barbara Wine Country.


The Delta smelt are disappearing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta entirely, indicating the health of local water.


Da Yang, a UC Davis atmospheric scientist who studies the physics of intense rainstorms like hurricanes and their relationship to the Earth's climate, has been awarded a 2019 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.


Typically, 40-50% of the California crop ships after Oct. 1, and the commission promotes grapes as a fall and winter fruit; supplies in storage will carry the season into January.


Ninety-five percent of eligible almond growers who voted in a referendum held Aug. 5-16, 2019, favored continuing the marketing order. Those voting in favor of continuation also represented 97 percent of the volume produced by those voting. For the marketing order to continue, two-thirds of the growers voting in the referendum, or growers representing two-thirds of the volume of almonds represented in the referendum, had to vote in favor of the marketing order.


Montalvo's responsibilities include leading the in-store promotion initiatives and communication strategies needed to help move California table grapes through the U.S. and Canadian markets


The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning will consider an ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene food and beverage containers at restaurants, food trucks and other vendors


One of the best kept secrets in the United States - and apparently for most of San Joaquin County's 745,424 residents - is that when it comes to growing wine grapes, there is nowhere in California - or the United States - that tops San Joaquin County.


California's contemporary effort to modernize the water system in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta officially began in 2006.


Fresno, CA - David Dudley is the new marketing director of category management for the California Table Grape Commission. Dudley's responsibilities include expanding the retail demand for California table grapes in the U.S. and Canada through enhanced category management.


Wine-grape harvesting is underway in the Central Valley and Fasi Estate Winery is pleased with this year's growing conditions and grape quality.


Driver suffered minor injuries in crash


Dolores Huerta, a social activist and labor leader who marched with Cesar Chavez, was arrested Tuesday along with seven other union members during a protest to demand a raise for Fresno county home care workers.

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