Profits Expected For Both Nursery And Wine Sectors

As we continue with our Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot series, we take a look today at the nursery and greenhouse industry as well as Northwest wine. NWFCS Vice President Bill Perry said slight profits are expected for both vineyards and wineries. “Although wine grape prices are increasing, reduced yields will limit growers’ […]

Oregon State University Looking for Grape Pest Feedback

Oregon State University Extension wants to hear from grape growers across the Pacific Northwest regarding pest management efforts. The study looks to better understand regional communication and group cooperation among growers in the three states. There are two separate surveys, which OSU official says should take about 35 minutes all together. The First Survey takes […]

Tri-Cities Wine Festival Calls It Quits

After taking place for more than 40 years, the Tri-Cities Wine Festival announced the discontinuation of the event. In years past, the annual event has attracted thousands of attendees, including representatives form the wine industry in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and even portions of British Columbia. What would have been the 42nd festival in 2020 […]

Washington Wine Rolls Out New Website, Mobile App

The Washington State Wine Commission launched a New Website and mobile app just in time for Washington Wine Month. Digital Programs Manager Bretty Rawson said they are very excited about their latest venture. “It’s essentially Washington wine country in your back pocket. It’s the guide to your next glass, so you can create and share itineraries with […]

Perry: Many Questions Remain For Pear Growers, Wine Industry

Today’s Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot Series turns to pears as well as the wine industry. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, said their 12 month profitability index sees pear growers breaking even. “Although pears are receiving more favorable pricing due to more manageable supplies and good quality fruit, growers yields were down.  […]

Wine Commission: Washington’s Harvest Smaller In 2020 But Quality Was High

According to the Washington state Wine Commission, the wine grape harvest was slightly smaller last year, but the quality was still high. The Commission’s annual Grape Production Report, compiled with information provided by all Washington State wineries, showed 178,500 tons of wine grapes were harvested in 2020, an 11% decrease compared to 2019. “The smaller […]

Newhouse Introduces Legislation To Help Craft Industry

Late last week Representative Dan Newhouse joined his colleagues to introduce the Fairness for Craft Beverage Producers Act. Newhouse said the bill would allow craft breweries, wineries, distilleries, and other small beverage producers that depend on in-person sales in their taprooms and tasting rooms to be eligible for a larger loan amount in the Second Draw […]