Grower News and Alerts
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.
Growers have asked about my recent frost recovery powerpoint presentation. For those of you who missed my talk and are interested, here is a link to my Frost Recovery webpage as a downloadable PDF. You’ll find it at the top of the page here:
For July, the El Dorado Wine Grape Grower Association is holding a special, off-site event for our members only. FOMO? Join EDWGGA today!
We anticipate going dark in August and September. However, watch the eblasts and website for updates or changes.
December 15, 2021 - 6:30pm
Please join us for special guest speaker
Noelle Cremers, Wine Institute
Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs
Federal aid assistance will soon be available for wine grape growers who suffered financial losses as a result of wildfires, smoke, drought and other natural disasters in 2020-2021. A new Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) was recently signed into law and $10 billion will be made available specifically for the wine industry.