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  • Napa grapes coping with heat better than humans

    Posted in NVG News on Jun 21, 2017

    by Henry Lutz

    As an extended heat wave roils the state, grape growers in Napa are taking steps to keep vineyard workers cool on the hottest days. Meanwhile, the abrupt surge in temperatures has marked a significant shift in the growth cycle of the vines and their fruit.

    Click here to read the full article on the Napa Valley Register.

  • The evolution of the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation

    Posted in Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on May 04, 2017

    by Steve Moulds

    If there is one common denominator in the Napa Valley, it is our mutual love and appreciation for this truly unique place in the world.

    As growers and farmers, we share a responsibility for the mere 45,000 acres of which we are stewards. We share a sense of place due to a combination of distinct elements. For example, the many soil profiles that allow versatility in varietal selection. Our climate is certainly the envy of many. And when channeled by the geographic features of the hillsides bordering our valley floor, the viticultural benefits are further enhanced.

    Click here to read the full article at Napa Valley Register

  • Napa County looks for a solution to smoky vineyard burning

    Posted in Industry News, NVG News on Apr 18, 2017

    by Henry Lutz

    The customary way to get rid of vineyard clippings and old vines is to burn them in the wet season, but the times are changing.

    A draft county climate action plan proposes alternatives to the traditional open burning of vineyards, while environmentalists are pushing to end burning altogether. Both efforts are rooted in ultimately reducing the county’s greenhouse gas emissions.

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Register

  • Congratulations to 70 Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation English Literacy Program Graduates!

    Posted in Press Releases on Apr 07, 2017

    Napa, CA (April 7, 2017) – The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation proudly announces the graduation of 70 students from the 2017 English Literacy Program. The Thursday afternoon graduation ceremony, attended by family, friends, employers and fellow students, took place at the Napa Valley College to honor the students’ completion of this important course and to recognize their personal commitment to continuing their education and excelling in the English language. This is the fourth graduating class from the program and by far the largest since its inception in 2013.

  • Reducing smoke in the valley: it's not just hot air

    Posted in Industry News, NVG News on Apr 04, 2017

    by NVG Task Force

    "Picture this scene: This year in Napa, we have benefited from frequent and significant rain. Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s hotline announces an increasingly rare permitted burn day. An inversion layer, however, can cause smog and smoke to remain near ground level.

    We all know what happens next: The match is struck and the stage is set for the kind of smoky burn that disturbs neighbors and sets a bad example of what it means to farm in the Napa Valley.

    Can the industry do more to prevent the occurrences of these types of burns? Yes — ask the Napa Valley Grapegrowers Vineyard Burning Task Force."

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Register