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The Cluster serves as aggregated news for the Washington wine industry. Our members receive The Cluster in their email inboxes every 2-3 weeks, and each issue contains news gathered from around the industry that matters to YOU!

This is a great resource to keep in the loop regarding upcoming events, deadlines, critical updates from our industry partners, and much more. Check out our archived issues of The Cluster here.

The Cluster May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

Washington Agriculture Viability Conference The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (WSU CAHNRS) are partnering to host the 2024 Washington Agricultural Viability Conference on May 29th and 30th at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington. Register WAVEx Webinar to Focus on…

The Cluster April 18, 2024

April 18, 2024

Washington State Wine Commission Board position nominations are open! Nominations for two grower positions on the Washington State Wine Commission Board are open! Do you know a grower in Washington who you feel would be a good fit? Learn more about qualifications, duties, and the process for submitting nominations below! Nominations close April 26th Sustainable WA…

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The Cluster January 26, 2024

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…

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The Cluster January 3, 2024

January 3, 2024

WSDA Rulemaking Update: Chapter 16-470 WAC, Japanese Beetle Quarantine The Washington State Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA) has extended the emergency rulemaking to amend chapter 16-470 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), Quarantine – Agricultural Pests, in order to expand the boundaries of the internal quarantine to limit the spread of Japanese beetle. Read more Wine Magic…

The Cluster December 11, 2023

December 11, 2023

Paid sick leave webinars added to upcoming offerings from L&I Workers and employers can learn more about the state’s employment laws during a series of webinars offered this spring and summer by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. The upcoming schedule includes: Employer Guide to Workers’ Rights, Equal Pay Opportunities Act, Isolated Worker Protections,…

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