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Monthly Archives: June 2012

WineAmerica Sponsors a Taste of Michigan

Thu. Jun 28, 2012

This past Tuesday WineAmerica co-sponsored the third annual “Taste of Michigan” reception. The reception, hosted by the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, is an annual showcase for Michigan wine, beer, spirits and food. The reception was attended by Members of Congress, [...]

Senate Supports Specialty Crops With Passage of Farm Bill

Thu. Jun 21, 2012

The following is a press release from the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, of which WineAmerica is a member. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 21, 2012 Contact: Ray Gilmer, United Fresh Produce Assoc. 202-303-3425 Lisa Lochridge, Florida Fruit & Vegetable [...]

WINEAMERICA APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF SENATE FARM BILL

Thu. Jun 21, 2012

With a vote of 64 Y – 35 N, the US Senate today passed its version of the 2012 Farm Bill (S. 3240). Included in this bill are important programs and funding for specialty crops, such as Specialty Crop Block [...]

WineAmerica Opposes the National Institute of Health's Proposal to Eliminate the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Thu. Jun 21, 2012

WineAmerica and other industry partners sent the following letter to Capitol Hill opposing the National Institute of Health’s proposal to eliminate the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The letter was signed by WineAmerica, The Wine Institute, The Beer [...]

Agricultural Export Coalition Strongly Opposes Amendment to Cut Market Access Program Funding and Limit Activity

Tue. Jun 19, 2012

In a letter dated June 13, 2012, 80 members of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports strongly opposed an amendment by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) to S. 3240 (Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012) to reduce annual [...]

WineAmerica's Cary Greene to Speak at the Seventh Annual ShipComplaint Users Conference

Mon. Jun 11, 2012

WineAmerica’s Cary Greene will be a featured speaker on two panels at the Seventh Annual ShipCompliant User’s Conference. The Conference, to be held June 14 at the Napa Valley Marriott, is the wine industry’s premier direct sales conference. For more [...]

WineAmerica Opposes Missouri Bill Modifying the Definition of a Franchise: Bill Would Artificially Protect Wine Wholesalers

Mon. Jun 11, 2012

The following letter was sent to the Governor of Missouri on Friday, June 8, 2012. Re: S. 837 – Modifying the definition of franchise under Missouri franchise law Dear Governor Nixon: WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, on behalf [...]