January/February 2024
Feature Story:
 
Unified State of the Industry 
State Update: Climate Change Tax Credit for Farmers
CAWG 2024 Calendar of Events
Unified: Merlot Renaissance: Two Decades Beyond Sideways
30 Years of Unfied Video
Awards of Excellence Reception
Save the Date: CAWG's 2024 Advocacy Day
Legislation Introduced to Extend Pierce's Disease Control Program
Call for FFA Chapters
Additional Regulatory Hearing Scheduled: Grape Crush Boundary Change
The Winegrape Update
Last Chance to Insure You Winegrape Crop Revenue
Advertise in CAWg's Membership Directory
CAWG Foundation;s Golf Tournament
CAWG is Hiring an Admin Assistant
USDA's Continuous Conservation Reserve Program
CAWG Foundation Scholarships Available

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December 2023
Feature Story:
 
Challenges and Opportunities for 2024
State Update: Preparing for the Future of Pests and Diseases
CAWGOpportunities during Unified
CAWG PAC Event at Ace of Spades During UW&GS
CAWG Webinars and Trainings
CAWG Awarded CalAgPlate Grant
The Crush and The Winegrape Update
CDFA Secretary Karen Ross to Keynote 2024 UW&GS Luncheon
Call for Applications! CA Green Medal Sustainable Leadership Awards

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November 2023
Feature Story:
 
2023 Harvest Progress Report
Federal Focus: Endangered Species Act Obligations Endanger Use of Crop Protection Toos
State Update: 2023 Legislative Summary
CAWG Elects New Officers and Directors
Lack of Public Review
Successfull CAWG Pac Dinner at Guantonios in Lodi
CAWG PAC Event at Ace of Spades During Unified Wine & Grape Symposium
CAWG Upcoming Webinars
Employers Must Use the Revised Form I-9
CSWA Seeks Winegrowers with Dry Farming Experience or Interest
Ironic Burn
CAWG Awards of Excellence Reception
CAWG Foundation Scholarships - Now Online
CAWG Opportunities During Unified 
CAWG Associate Member Spotlight: Allied Grape Growers

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October 2023
Feature Story: Clean Grapevine Materials
Federal Focus: Uncertainty Looms
State Update: Making it Rain
CAWG PAC Dinner at Guantonios in Lodi
2024 CAWG Grower of the Year
2024 CAWG Leader of the Year
Nominations Open for the Rich Smith Award
Federal Funding Opportunities Available
Webinar Recording: News Grapevine Crop Insurance Program
Outgoing Chairman Dinner
Unified Wine and Grape Symposium Updates
CAWG Associate Member Spotlight: Westside Equipment Company

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September 2023
Feature Story: Rural Crime and Farm Equipment Theft
Federal Focus: Federal Crop Insurance Updates
State Update: An Imbalance of Power
Padilla Announced Legislation to Improve Access to Federal Ag Disaster Relief Programs
That's the Ticket - What the Heck?
CAWG Announced 2024 Awards of Excellence Recipients
Clearing the Air: Open-Air Ag Burning Outreach Meeting for Winegrowers
Unified Wine & Grape Symposium: Registration and Housing Open October 17
September is California Wine Month
Lawmakers, Winegrapes & Technology: The Future of Farming
Regional Round-up:Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Awards 55 Community Grants
Webinar Recording: Streamline Disease Scouting with Aerial Imagery
CAWG PAC Dinner at Guantonios in Lodi

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August 2023
Feature Story: Preparing for Harvest
Federal Focus: Federal Update
State Update: Because it Says So
Mechanization and the Future of Farming
CDFA Rescheduled Hearing and Extension of Written Comment Period for Proposed Rulemaking Effecting Grape Crush District
Webinar Alert: Streamline Disease Scouting with Aerial Imagery
U.S. Customs and Immigration Services Releases New Form I-9
CAWG's 49th Annual Meeting
My Ag-Life Video" Five-Year Strategy for Spotted Lanternfly
Save the Date: Unified Wine and Grape Symposium
Grape Data Tool Released
Regional Round-up: CAWG & Lodi District Grape Growers Host Lodi Grower Meeting
Webinar Recording: Harvest Preparedness
CAWG Associate Member Highlight: HotSpot AG

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July 2023
Feature Story: Wildfire Smoke Exposure
Federal Focus: Federal Legislation Introduced
State Update: Rights
The International Welfare Commission: A Big Mac & Pinot Noir
Changes in COVID-19 Requirements
CAWG Board of Directors in Suisun Valley
CAWG's Annual Meeting
CAWG Hires Summer Intern
CDFA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Effecting Grape Crush Districts
Heat Reminders for Your Workforce
Regional Round-up: Lake County Winegrape Commission Announces Second Year of Pruning School
July 14 Deadline & Corrections to ERP Phase II

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June 2023
Feature Story: Soil Health Assessment Tools & Resources
Federal Legislative Update: Debt Limit Raised: Fiscal Responsibilty Act of 2023
State Focus: Modernizing Water Rights
A Busy Legislature
CAWG Foundation Golf Tournament - Thank you, Sonsors!
CAWG Foundation Awards $44,000 in Scholarships 
Leadership Academy to Represent Sonoma County Agriculture this Summer in D.C.
West Coast Smoke Exposure Task Force Smoke Summit Recap

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May 2023
Feature Story: Reducing Wildfire Risk for Vineyards
Federal Focus: Resolutions Introduced to Repeal H-2A Adverse Effect Wage Rate Rule
State Update: 
Heat Illness Prevention - Outdoors and Indoors
Legislative Update
Last Chance! CAWG Foundation Golf Tournament
Oregon Researchers Make Breakthrough in Understanding the Chemistry of Wildfire Smoke in Wine
2023 Membership Directory - Now Available
Call for Nominations - 2024 Awards of Excellence 
West Coast Smoke Exposure Task Force Smoke Summit
Co-Chairs Announced for Unified Wine & Grape Symposium
CDFA Announced Healthy Soils Program and SWEEP Grants Available
CAWG Internship Opportunity

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April 2023
Feature Story: Water Use and Reuse for Irrigation
Federal Focus: CAWG Delegation Advocates for Winegrape Growers in Prouctive Washington D.C. Trip
State Update: 
Water Water Everywhere
Workplace Violence Legislation in Conflict
CAWG Mourns the Passing of Al Scheid
Call for Nominations - 2024 AWards of Excellence
Final Grape Crush REport
CAWG State Advocacy Day Recap
2023 CAWG Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament
Winners Announced for 9th Anual CA Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards
April is Down to Earth Month
Grapevine Insurace Program Offered
CA Ag Leadership Program Accepting Applications

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March 2023
Feature Story: Low-Temperature Grapevine Injury
Federal Focus: 2023 Farm Bill Priorities 
State Update: 
Workplace Violence Prevention
CAWG Advocacy Day
Winegrape Legend & Long-time CAWG Member Angelo Sangiacomo Passes Away
April is Down to Earth Month
Autonomous Tractor Regulation
CAWG Foundation Reception
2023 CAWG Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament
CAWG 2023 Sponsored Legislation
Advertise in CAWG's Membership Directory

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February 2023
Feature Story: Unified: State of the Industry
State Update: Do As We Say, Not As We Do
CAWG Awards of Excellence Reception
Economic Impact of California Wine
Vineyard & Winemaking Teams Share Tips for Success
CAWG PAC Event at The Torch Club - Thank You!
CAWG Advocacy Day
Webinar: Relief for Financial Losses from National Disasters and Pandemic
Webinar: Optimizing Labor Management with IntelliCulture
New COVID-19 Regulations
CAWG Foundation Scholarships
NGRA Elects Officers and Board of Directors

  >> View the February Issue


January 2023

Feature Story: Grapevine Trunk Diseases and Management Practices
State Update: Drought, Floods, and Vineyards
COVID-19 Regulatory Compliance Tax Credit
Relief Programs Announced for 2020 and 2021 Losses
Reminder: Winegrape Crop Insurance Deadline, Jan. 31
Webinar: Optimizing Labor Management with IntelliCulture
Update - AB 2183 and SB 1162
Opportunities During Unified Wine and Grape Symposium
2023 WGA Annual Leadership Luncheon
CAWG PAC Event at The Torch Club

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December 2022

Feature Story: Challenges and Opportunities for 2023
State Focus: They're Baccckk - What's on the Agenda For Next Year? 
CAWG Announces 2023 Grower and Leader of the Year!
Full write-ups on Dana Merrill, 2023 Grower of the Year and Jeanne Malitz, 2023 Leader of the Year!
In-Person Meeting in Fresno - How to Prepare for AB 2183, Card Check
Opportunities During Unified Wine and Grape Symposium
Webinar Recordings from November and December
CAWG PAC Event at The Torch Club

  >> View the December Issue


November 2022
Feature Story: 2022 California Winegrape Harvest, Market Trends
State Update: 
Robotics and Autonomy in Farming
CAWG Elects New Directors, Reappoints Officers
What's Next for Labor Unions
FIVE Upcoming Webinars
All Things 2023 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium
CAWG PAC Event at The Torch Club


  
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October 2022
Feature Story: Cover Crops Offer Soil, Climate, Management Benefits
State Update: Labor Power in Sacramento
Wildfires and Hurricanes, Oh My. 
Pesticide Notification System Workshops
CDFA / USDA Spotted Lanternfly Briefing
All Things 2023 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium
Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awardees

  >> View the October Issue 


September 2022

Feature Story: Drought Tolerant Rootstock - Evaluating Cultivars, Traits for Water Use and Breeding
Federal Legislative Update - Continuing Resolution 
State Focus: End of Legislative Session Report
Heat Reminders for Workforce and Crop
Call for Nominations: CAWG Grower and Leader of the Year
CAWG PAC Event in Los Olivos a Success!
Keep Spotted Lanternfly Out of California
Wildfire Preparedness Videos
CAWG Associate Member Spotlight: Crop Disaster Recover Profile

  >> View the September Issue  


August 2022

Feature Story: Harvest Preparation for 2022 - Hauling, Safety, Wildfire Considerations
Federal Legislative Update
State Update
: Remaining Legislation for 2022
Call for Nominations: CAWG's Grower and Leader of the Year
Three CAWG Webinar Recordings from July and August
Errata to 2121 Grape Crush Report
  

  >> View the August Issue 


July 2022

Feature Story: Winegrape Smoke Exposure - Update on Science, Research, Crop Insurance
Federal Legislative Update
State Focus: State Budget Update

USDA Frost Declaration
SWEEP Grants Recording
CAWG Foundation Golf Tournament
 
CAWG Foundation Scholarship Recipients 

  >> View the July Issue  


June 2022

Feature Story: Satellite-based Field Data for Growers -- NDVI Imagery, NASA Openet Crop Information
Federal Legislative Update
State Focus: Jobs with Justice
Attempted Coup in State Assembly
WCIRB Proposing a Pure Rate Increase and Adding COVID-19
Smoke Summit Webinar
Emergency Relief Program Webinar
CAWG Regional Roadshow
Foundation Golf Tournament
 

  >> View the June Issue   


May 2022

Feature Story: Virus and Mealybug Management – Cooperation, Areawide Programs Reduce Spread
Federal Legislative Update
State Focus: The Future of Groundwater
Health Care Access Among California's Farmworkers
CAWG Regional Roadshow
CAWG Awards of Excellence Reception Photos
Foundation Golf Tournament

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April 2022

Feature Story: Autonomous Vineyard Equipment – Technology Available, CA Safety Regs Pose Issues
Federal Legistlative Update
State Focus: Neonics REgulation & PD/GWSS
Revisions to COVID Workplace Standards
CAWG Delegation in Washington, DC
CAWG Regional Roadshow
CAWG Awards of Excellence Reception Photos
Foundation Golf Tournament
Advertise in the 2022 CAWG Members and Suppliers Directory

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March 2022

Feature Story: Climate Adaptation Certification Practices and Modeling – Unified Session Presents Grower Experiences
Federal Legislative Update
State Focus: Ag Overtime Issue Divides Democrats
2021 Grape Crush Final Report
April is Down to Earth Month
CAWG Regional Roadshow
CAWG Awards of Excellence Reception Photos
Advertise in the 2022 CAWG Members and Suppliers Directory

>> View the March Issue


February 2022

Feature Story: Alternative Grape Varieties Can Address Climate, Market Trends – Unified Symposium Explores Three Promising Varietals
Federal Legislative Update: Federal Funding Woes and Opportunities for Agriculture
State Focus: Insurance in Wine Country
USDA Announces Climate-Smart Farming Initiative
Unified: State of the Industry – Grape Supply Market Stable, Rising Production
2021 Grape Crush Preliminary Report
CAWG PAC Fundraiser at Toca Madera
CAWG Regional Roadshow

>> View the February Issue


January 2022

Feature Story: Pierce's Disease Update – Research Symposium Highlights Tools to Prevent, Suppress PD
Federal Legislative Update: Federal Funding Woes and Opportunities for Agriculture
State Focus: 2022 Elections and the Importance of CAWG PAC
John Aguirre to Step Down After 12 Years with CAWG
Court Decisions in 2022 May Affect Workplaces
CAWG 401(k) Benefit for Members; CalSavers Considerations
CSWA's 2021 Year in Review
Awards of Excellence Presentation
Unified and WGA Events

>> View the January Issue