The Coffee Shop is Open for Business

August 29th, 2013
The Coffee Shop is Open for Business

On any given morning in the parking lot of small town coffee shops across the Country a handful of dusty pickup trucks are parked. Coffee shops have long been a place where farmers gather to catch up on just about everything, especially on things related to agriculture. Conversation is likely to revolve around the weather, crop prices, new technologies, local events, and of course to hear how the year’s crop…

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Welcome to the new Lodi Grower Website!

August 14th, 2013
Welcome to the new Lodi Grower Website!

After six months of development, the Commission staff is excited to launched this new grower-oriented website. Thank you for visiting www.lodigrowers.com. This website fills an important and previously unmet need. The site is a “one-stop shop” for information on the full extent of grower resources provided by the Commission. We hope you find the website useful, and encourage you to bookmark the site or set it to be your internet…

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Grower Bio: The Dhaliwal Family

August 13th, 2013
Grower Bio: The Dhaliwal Family

Harinder and Ravinder (Bobby) Dhaliwal told me that for them, growing winegrapes is a “hobby”. I spoke with the brothers over lunch one day in July, and it quickly became clear that they are definitely not hobby farmers. Modest and hardworking most accurately describe these two. In addition to full-time, off-farm careers, the brothers and their extended family farm over 1,000 acres of winegrapes and are serious, savvy, and innovative…

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