Getting Paid: Tools for Washington Grape Growers

Getting Paid: Tools for Washington Grape Growers

Getting Paid: Tools for Washington Grape Growers. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Fruit Grower Report.

As an ag producer you spend hours and hours each day to try and produce a crop and the bottom line is at the end you want to get paid. Kinda goes without saying. Well the Washington Wine Industry Foundation is presenting a morning session for Washington grape growers called “Getting Paid.” Vicky Scharlau, Executive Director of the foundation.

SCHARLAU: The US Department of Agriculture has a Risk Management Agency and we submitted a grant to them for the Wine Industry Foundation and it’s just a small Risk Management Education grant but we received funds to hold three different sessions to help growers of grapes, both wine grapes and juice grapes, do a better job about making sure that they had the paperwork and the procedures in place to ensure payment for their product.

The session is tomorrow morning at the Yakima Hilton Garden Inn beginning at 8:30 and is free.

SCHARLAU: What we’ll be focusing on is a number of tools to help grape growers get paid. Processor and preparer liens for these ag products. We’ll talk about banks, those people who finance both wineries, processors and growers – the process they go through to analyze whether or not they will loan certain companies money so there’s a checklist they have hey will be talking about. We’ll also be talking about the Perishable Ag Commodities Act or called PACA.

That’s today’s Fruit Grower Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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