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May 24, 2019 | Latest News

Oregon Wineries Left Awaiting as Disaster Relief Bill Stalls in Congress

By Jamie Parfitt

It has been a rough year for Oregon's oft-prosperous wineries. First came the 2018 wildfire season and allegations of elusive "smoke taint" that left the Rogue Valley's vineyards in the lurch. Then, over the winter, a succession of storms that hit western Oregon hardest.

Now months of waiting and advocating have culminated in delayed gratification, at best. Read full article...

Time Posted: May 24, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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May 23, 2019 | Latest News

Oregon vineyards, hazelnut farmers included in federal disaster relief package

By Michael Alberty

Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced Thursday that the U.S. Senate’s newly passed $19.1 billion bipartisan disaster package contains relief for Oregon farmers affected by severe wildfires and storms in 2018 and 2019.

The bill was welcome news for the grape growers in Southern Oregon who found themselves in the lurch last fall when a major California customer, Copper Cane LLC, cited wildfire smoke damage in canceling approximately 2,000 tons worth of grape contracts. Read full article...

Time Posted: May 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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May 2, 2019 | Latest News

How West Coast Wildfires Led to Smoke-Tinged Beer and Wine in Oregon

By Mark Stock
The Manual

There’s been a lot of talk recently about wildfire smoke and the drinks business. And for good reason, as the lingering haze can negatively impact everything from wine grapes to beer hops. Climate change dictates all ⏤ including booze and its many farmed ingredients ⏤ but when is a little smoke a good thing? Read full article...

Time Posted: May 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM