Harvard University has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in California’s drought-stricken Paso Robles wine region, securing water well drilling permits to feed its vineyards days before lawmakers banned new pumping, according to records reviewed by Reuters.
WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said March 9 that he is still seeking “consensus” on dairy policy in the next farm bill and that the bill must also address the needs of specialty crop producers.
ST. HELENA, Calif. — Selling wine by the glass is hot, but having half-empty bottles left over is not, something that has prompted restaurants and bars to explore new delivery systems from sophisticated preservation devices to kegs that keep wine on tap.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Grape growers and wineries in parts of Santa Clara County will have to follow new rules on how they handle and process grapes after the European grapevine moth was discovered for the first time in the county.
PRESTON, Minn. — When Dean and Lisa Erickson’s children started to leave the nest, the rural Preston, Minn., couple decided they needed a hobby.
Dean’s background in farming led him to want to grow something.
Visions of Lucille Ball jumping into a vat with hundreds of grapes with her bare feet still flood my memory.
It is the tradition of making wine from the fruits of our labor from the soil to maturity. I still laugh at that episode when she slips and falls in a frenzy of stomping. You may think at this point all I do is sit in front of a TV and watch the latest shows, but that is not quite accurate.
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