The Government Shutdown is Over

The Federal Government is now open for business.

The TTB should be accepting new COLA applications today.  If you need to submit a COLA, we suggest waiting a few days as the system could be overloaded today.

Wine related issues still remain unaddressed.

  • Farm BillIf the Farm Bill is not reauthorized or extended this year, it will revert to the 1948 version, ending all funding for wine assistance programs. 
  • Immigration Reform: Current law (H2-A) is cumbersome and ineffective. Labor shortages are common place and are causing crop and financial losses. We need bi-partisan cooperation to write legislation that works.

We urge you to contact your Members of Congress and Senators to encourage bipartisan cooperation on our issues.  WineAmerica will continue to work for wineries here in Washington, DC.