Freeze Damage Report from Michigan, NY, Ontario

Mark Ganchiff

Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines. Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.

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  1. Hans Walter-Peterson says:

    The article makes it sound like New York is getting special treatment from the USDA, and that is not the case. The Tree Assistance Program is a federal program, and is available to growers throughout the country, not just in New York and other “large” grape growing states. Growers in the Midwest who have suffered significant winter damage should be in touch with their elected officials and local USDA offices to determine if they qualify for that assistance.

    • Mark Ganchiff says:

      The price tag for Wall Street bailouts has been estimated at $700 billion. This may not directly relate to grapes, but out here in the hinterlands, we are aware (jealous?) of the effectiveness of NY lobbying.

  1. February 20, 2014

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