RAC/CRMB Weekly Update
To: All Members, Alternates, Packers, Staff, and Interested Industry Partners
Raisin Industry News and the Work of the Raisin Administrative Committee and the California Raisin Marketing Board, by Gary Schulz, President and General Manager
December 5, 2013
The offices of the CRMB and RAC will be closed on December 24 and 25 in recognition of Christmas.
Deliveries to Handlers
For the period of November 24 through 30, 2013:
38,395 tons of Natural (sun-dried) Seedless (NS) raisins were delivered to handlers.
37,289 tons of all varietal types were delivered.
20,218 tons of all varietal types were delivered for the same period last year.
239,252 tons of NS raisins have been delivered for the year-to-date. This compares to 229,846 tons of NS deliveries as of this date a year ago.
270,579 of all varietal types have been delivered ytd, compared to 258,727 tons in 2012-2013.
10,690 tons of the NS deliveries for 2013-14 crop year are organic.
26,743 tons of NS are held on memo storage.
8,327 tons of NS are held for reconditioning.
Raisin Industry Statistics
For Industry Statistics, such as Deliveries to Handlers, Shipments, etc. please go to the RAC website: www.raisins.org
Budget Subcommittee, Mon., Dec. 9, 3:00 p.m.
California Raisin Marketing Board, Mon., Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m.
San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium
Wednesday January 8, 2014
172 W. Jefferson Avenue - Easton, California
7:00 am Registration
7:45 am Morning Welcome
8:00 – 8:30 am Research Update: Rootstocks for Raisin Production
Sonet VanZyl, California State University, Fresno
8:30 – 9:15 am Research Update: Canopy Management in Dry-on-Vine (DOV) Raisin Vineyards
Matthew Fidelibus, UC Davis & UC Kearney Ag Center, Parlier CA
9:15 – 9:45 am Raisin Moth Biology, Damage and Management
Kent Daane, UC Berkeley & UC Kearney Ag Center, Parlier CA
9:45 – 10:15 am BREAK
10:15– 10:45 am Research Update: Raisin Grape Breeding Program
Craig Ledbetter, USDA-ARS, Parlier CA
10:45 – 11:15 am Economics of Producing Raisins
Annette Levi, California State University, Fresno
11:15—12:00 pm Research Update: Grapevine Trunk Diseases and Grower Survey
12:00 pm LUNCH
Register online with a credit card at http://ucanr.edu/sjvgrapesymposium
RBA Announces Field Price Agreement
The Raisin Bargaining Association announced on November 22 that it had reached an agreement with its signatory packers on the 2013-14 Natural Seedless raisin harvest announced field price of $1,650 per ton.
For more information or the terms of the agreement, contact Glen Goto at the RBA at 559-221-1925
UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
Friday, December 6, 7 a.m., Viticulture and Enology Research Center, Fresno State Campus. Cost: $12. Please rsvp to Richard Machado at
San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium
January 8, 2014, 7 a.m., CPDES Hall, Easton, CA
For the day’s agenda, http://cefresno.ucdavis.edu//files/175791.pdf
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged by going to:
Unified Wine & Grape Symposium
January 28-30, 2014, Sacramento, CA
For information, go to www.unifiedsymposium.org
RAC-JDFIA/CRD Annual Meeting
March 18-20, Torrey Pines Resort, La Jolla, CA
For more information, contact Debbie Powell at Debbie@raisins.org
DFA of CA/Specialty Crop Trade Council Annual Meeting
April 1-3, Portola Hotel and Conference Center, Monterey, Ca
For information, go to www.agfoodsafety.org/conference/
Fresno Food Expo
July 24, 2014, Fresno, CA
Have a Great Weekend!
Gary Schulz, President and General Manager
Raisin Administrative Committee