Grower News and Alerts
Click on the link below to see info from ETS on their smoke exposure sampling services.
See this overview of smoke taint from Anita Oberholster of UC Davis
See attached flier
Applications Due August 31 for FARMER funding to upgrade agricultural trucks, equipment, reduce pollution
$8.5 million available across 17 California air districts for purchase of cleaner agricultural trucks,
pump engines, tractors and more
It's our annual harvest meeting break. EDWGGA grower meetings will resume in October. Watch our eblasts and website for any updates and changes.
Cheers to a successful and safe 2022 harvest!
The Pierce’s Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Board set aside funding for two new activities to help the California winegrape industry in controlling grapevine viruses, especially grapevine red blotch virus and grapevine leafroll-associated virus type 3.
Please see the attached letter dated July 1, 2022, from USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack designating El Dorado County as a primary natural disaster area for the freeze that occurred in April. Farms suffering losses should contact our local Farm Service Agency office in Elk Grove to see if they meet the eligibility for assistance.
On June 9 at 2pm, the USDA Farm Service Agency will be conducting a short webinar on disaster programs that offer assistance to farmers and ranchers. This event is focused for farmers and ranchers in the Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties.
Please join us at 6:00pm on May 18 for an in-person meeting and discussion on local resources available for El Dorado County grape growers. The presentation addresses frost with the information also relevant for vineyard recovery after fire damage.