Labor, marketing issues muddying raisins' future

Northcutt, Greg
May 2013
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/14/2013, p3
The article offers an update on raisin grape crops in Fresno County, California as of May 2013. Raisin grape grower Dwayne Cardoza states that labor availability, the outlook for the raisin market and water supplies are the major concerns for this season. Cardoza asserts that there should be enough raisins to meet demand for the current marketing year. However, growers did not replant raisin crops after last year's harvest which means that raisin volumes for the marketplace will be reduced.


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