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The California Table Grape Commission continues its tradition of awarding scholarships to children of field workers, recently giving eight college-bound students scholarships for the coming school year


Chris Indelicato, president and CEO of Delicato Family Vineyards near Manteca, will serve as chairman of the Wine Institute board over the next year. The San Francisco-based group promotes California wine, much of it produced at Delicato and other large wineries in and near Stanislaus County.


The California Table Grape Commission has been doing viniculture research since 1972 and is funded by growers


"I can tell you our experience opening small wineries have been difficult, to say the least. Anything we can do to reduce the burden on a new winery opening is a benefit to all of us."


Voters on Tuesday passed Proposition 68 - the California Clean Water and Safe Parks Act - a $4.1 billion bond that will provide $1.6 billion for water-related projects.


The Friends of the Fair, the service-oriented and fundraising arm of the Dixon May Fair, has presented a total of $11,250 in college scholarships to six Solano County residents majoring in an agricultural-related field.


After more than two years the Bayer-Monsanto deal is closing June 7. And the Monsanto name will go away.


Experts say getting the Central Valley through future droughts will require expanding existing water supplies while reducing demand, partly by voluntarily leaving some land idle.


"The outlook for next year's crop is that it will be sold at a higher starting price than the previous year's crop, which was a record."


Three decades ago, selenium-tainted farm runoff in the San Joaquin Valley deformed wildlife in horrific ways. Amid political maneuvering in Congress to find a solution, the toxin is still showing up in bird eggs


E.&J. Gallo Winery won a major industry award at an April 14 gathering in Verona, Italy. The Modesto-based company received the 2018 Vinitaly International Award, presented during a four-day event that drew 128,000 visitors from 143 countries


As one says, "It's not going to be free to win this war, but it may be worth it."


Since its inception in 1996 by Veronafiere, the prestigious International Award has been presented to companies and outstanding personalities who are distinguished for their work in the international wine world. While Gallo of Sonoma has received the Premio Gran Vinitaly Award three times (1998, 2001, and 2002), this is the first time E. & J. Gallo Winery has received the International Award


Fernandez Perez is being held without bail on a first-degree murder charge and authorities say there is still at least one more suspect outstanding who has not yet been identified. "He was one of a kind and extremely proud of him, he was a kind and gentle person who loved his family and wanted the best for his employees. He loved to see things grow. He was very loved."


With reservoirs at or above average storage levels and the Sierra Nevada snowpack improved by storms in March and early April, farmers await word from federal and state water agencies about whether water allocations might improve.


Central San Joaquin Valley farmers are hoping negotiations between the U.S. and China can head off the potential economic effects of new tariffs imposed by China on a wide range of agricultural products imported from California.


Joe Carrari distinguished himself as one of the most innovative winemakers on the Central Coast, following in the foot steps of his immigrant father, he was able to successfully navigate the ever changing wine industry.


"His extraordinary work transformed the lives of thousands of students at Fresno State and influenced an entire grape-growing and winemaking industry"


By a 3-2 vote (the no votes were cast by Kathy Miller and Chuck Winn), supervisors did pass a motion to begin considering changes to current regulations for parking and maximum attendance at winery events, and how late at night wineries will be allowed to use outdoor amplified audio


The California State University Trustees approved Tuesday the naming of the Vincent E. Petrucci Viticulture Building at Fresno State, in honor of the late professor emeritus of viticulture. The action item was approved by the Committee on Institutional Advancement

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