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Tag: California Association of Winegrape Growers

Important Crush Report May Be Impacted by Government Shutdown

Important Crush Report May Be Impacted by Government Shutdown

SACRAMENTO, January 9, 2019 – The ongoing federal government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, may soon affect a key program of great importance to winegrape growers. Thursday, Jan. 10 is the deadline for wineries to submit grape purchase data from the 2018 harvest to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) […]

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Lake County Winegrape Growers Focus Post-Fire Relief Efforts on Research

Lake County Winegrape Growers Focus Post-Fire Relief Efforts on Research

Growers Collaborate with Experts to Minimize Wildfire Impact in Future Years Kelseyville, Calif. November 15, 2018 – With an increase in the number and duration of large wildfires, the California wine industry is working together to explore ways to combat the effect of smoke exposure and fire damage on winegrapes and wine. Industry leaders in […]

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California Winegrape Growers Affected by Wildfires Seek Support from Congress

California Winegrape Growers Affected by Wildfires Seek Support from Congress

SACRAMENTO, November 13, 2018 – Leaders of five California agricultural organizations have joined together to request Congress include the state’s winegrape growers in a disaster assistance bill. Congress is expected to soon take up a disaster assistance bill to help agricultural producers in the Southeast United States devastated by the 2018 hurricanes. Five grower groups […]

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CAWG Advocates for Agricultural Guestworker Legislation

CAWG Advocates for Agricultural Guestworker Legislation

SACRAMENTO, June 26, 2018 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) today sent an action alert to its grower members urging them to contact members of the California congressional delegation and request a yes vote in favor of agricultural guestworker legislation.  The House of Representatives is set to vote tomorrow on H.R. 6136, the Border […]

CAWG Statement on Immigration Legislation

CAWG Statement on Immigration Legislation

SACRAMENTO, June 21, 2018 – California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) President John Aguirre has issued the following statement: “I am deeply disappointed by the apparent inability of the House of Representatives to resolve some of our nation’s most pressing immigration issues. California winegrape growers and farmworkers face a crisis of uncertainty due to stepped up immigration enforcement and a […]

CAWG Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence Recipients

CAWG Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence Recipients

SACRAMENTO, June 15, 2018 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has selected Steve Schafer as the 2018 Grower of the Year and Karissa Kruse as the 2018 Leader the Year. The awards will be presented at the 2018 CAWG Awards of Excellence Program on July 17 in Napa. The Grower of the Year […]

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California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Awards $30,000 in Student Scholarships

California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Awards $30,000 in Student Scholarships

SACRAMENTO, May 29, 2018 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation has awarded $30,000 in college scholarships to nine students. The scholarships are awarded annually to students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower. “We are excited about the amazing students we honored with scholarships this year,” said Steve […]

Third Annual CAWG Foundation Gala to Raise Funds for Student Scholarships

Third Annual CAWG Foundation Gala to Raise Funds for Student Scholarships

SACRAMENTO, March 28, 2018 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation will host its third annual CAWG Foundation Gala on April 4. The event raises money for scholarships for children of winegrape grower employees and increases awareness of the foundation’s accomplishments. The gala – which brings together CAWG members, California legislators and government […]

CAWG Elects New Board Officers and Members

CAWG Elects New Board Officers and Members

Bill Berryhill Takes Reins as Chair SACRAMENTO, Nov. 30, 2017 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has announced the election of new officers and members to its board of directors. CAWG is governed by 28 growers in seven districts who serve three-year terms beginning Dec. 1. Bill Berryhill of BB Vineyards in Ceres was […]

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CAWG Statement on Wine Country Wildfires

CAWG Statement on Wine Country Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, October 10, 2017 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) is saddened by the loss of lives, structures and property due to wildfires in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. We share our deepest sympathies with the thousands of people who have been and will be affected by this tragedy. We are grateful to the firefighters, […]

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Progress on Winegrape Exemption from FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule

Progress on Winegrape Exemption from FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule

SACRAMENTO, July 21, 2017 – The Senate Committee on Appropriations on July 20 approved a bill that funds the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for fiscal year 2018. The appropriations bill includes an important statement of policy urging FDA to distinguish between grape varietals so that growers of winegrapes […]

Final Week to Register for 2017 CAWG Summer Conference in Napa July 17-18

Final Week to Register for 2017 CAWG Summer Conference in Napa July 17-18

SACRAMENTO, July 10, 2017 – The 2017 California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Summer Conference is set for July 17-18 at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. Highlights of the conference include a golf tournament, presentation of the 2017 CAWG Awards of Excellence and an educational speaker program. The conference is open to CAWG […]

CAWG Statement on Pierce’s Disease Control Program Funding

CAWG Statement on Pierce’s Disease Control Program Funding

SACRAMENTO, July 3, 2017 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has issued the following statement: Gov. Jerry Brown on June 27 signed the 2017-18 state budget, which included a much-needed $5 million one-year budget augmentation for the Pierce’s Disease Control Program (PDCP). The PDCP is administered by the Pierce’s Disease/Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (PD/GWSS) Board […]

CAWG Seeks Winegrape Exemption from FDA’s Produce Safety Rule

CAWG Seeks Winegrape Exemption from FDA’s Produce Safety Rule

SACRAMENTO, June 20, 2017 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has requested the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exempt winegrapes from its produce safety rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and place them on a list of produce commodities rarely consumed raw. The action would exempt growers and wineries from […]

CAWG Announces 2017 Awards of Excellence Recipients

CAWG Announces 2017 Awards of Excellence Recipients

SACRAMENTO, June 9, 2017 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has selected Bradford and Randall Lange of LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards as the 2017 Grower of the Year and Al Scheid of Scheid Vineyards Inc. as the 2017 Leader the Year. The awards will be presented at the 2017 CAWG Awards of […]