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The Cluster January 26, 2024

WSDA Japanese Beetle Eradication 2023 Summary

WSDA has shared its 2023 Summary of the Japanese beetle eradication program. The report includes information on treatment, trapping, quarantine, and outreach in 2023, as well as steps to support the effort.

View the Summary PDF and learn more

Call for papers: American Association of Wine Economists Annual Conference

The AAWE is seeking research papers with a focus on economics, business, statistics, history, and psychology and other social sciences papers related to wine, beer, and food for its Annual Conference, held in Lausanne, Switzerland July 1 - 5 2024. The deadline to submit is January 31, 2024.

Learn more and submit your abstract

Washington Wine Commission seeks research program survey responses

The Washington State Wine Commission's Research Priorities Survey is open for responses. The purpose of this survey is to gauge the research needs and interests of the Washington wine industry.

Learn more and take the survey

Industry celebrates Allen Shoup with memorial fellowship

The Washington wine industry announced last week that the Allen Shoup Memorial Fellowship will provide one opportunity annually to an emerging writer or communicator with a demonstrated interest in Washington wine to give them an individualized, immersive experience in the state.

The Fellowship commemorates Allen Shoup, longtime leader of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and founder of Long Shadows Vintners, as well as Washington wine pioneer.

The fellowship is a collaboration between the Washington Winegrowers Association, the Washington Wine Industry Foundation, the Washington State Wine Commission, and the Auction of Washington Wines.

Learn more and apply

2023 Grape Report Still Open

Issues with the 2023 Grape Report have been fixed and submissions will be open until January 31, 2024.

Log into the Washington Wine Commission website to complete your Grape Report.

Learn how to file your Grape Report

RSVP for Washington Wine Commission Town Hall

The Washington State Wine Commission is holding town hall meetings to share a new strategic 5-year plan. There are multiple opportunities to attend online or in -person.

Learn more and RSVP

WSDA State of the Soils Assessment

The Washington state Department of Agriculture invites you to participate in its State of the Soils Assessment. The goals of this project are:

  1. Assess baseline soil health in Washington
  2. Understand how climate, crop type, and management impact soil health
  3. Develop cost-effective ways for producers to assess their own soil health
  4. Develop crop-specific decision-support tools

Applications are due February 9, 2024.

Learn more and apply

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