The Texas Senate has approved a pair of bills which would affect the way the Wine Industry Development Advisory Committee would operate. S.B. 880 proposes to place the administration of the Committee under the supervision of the Texas Department of Agriculture. S.B. 881 would provide annual funding for the programs run by the Committee. Both [...]
The Idaho Grape and Wine Commission hosted a Legislative Grape and Wine Tour for members of the Idaho Legislature and their guests. Tour stops included: a tour and tasting at Ste. Chapelle Winery, a grape production and harvest 101 seminar as well as a tasting and lunch at Huston Vineyards, and a tour and multiple [...]
Texas Hill Country Wineries recently hosted a Legislative Tour. Representative Doug Miller and Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller came out to the Hill Country for the day. There was a briefing at Hill Country University Center where a number of wineries, growers, and university representatives (both A&M and Texas Tech) gave a background of the industry, [...]
New federal assistance is available for Ohio agricultural producers in 22 northeastern and southern Ohio counties who experienced crop or production loss due to a recent freeze. To be eligible, your vineyard plot must have suffered at least a 16% loss (keep in mind that 1% is considered normal mortality). The specific reimbursement levels are [...]
The Idaho Wine Commission has been awarded an $80,000, which, according to supporters, will allow Idaho Wine Commission to greatly expand their marketing outreach.