Help For Wine Lovers , Specialty Crop Listening Sessions & Ag Supporter To Retire
I'm Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today.
The Washington wine industry is growing by leaps and bounds and companies such as Blind Renaissance are creating mobile apps to help people find the wineries and the wines they love. Kristin Yanick talks about their app called Sipster.
YANICK: We have categorized it by region and then we're adding also breweries, distilleries, coffee spots and restaurants that will help showcase the wineries that are local to those places. The app is going to show the GPS coordinates that - all those places that I've described - where they're at and how you get there. Say you go to Chelan, Washington. There are hundreds of wineries up there and how do you know not only which wineries you want to go to but what wines you loved at that winery.
Yanick says the app, which includes a "favorites" feature is free for consumers.
A reminder to all specialty crop growers that the USDA and the WSDA will be conducting a cooperative listening session at the WSU Research and Extension Center in Mt. Vernon this Thursday. The purpose is to gather input about the effectiveness of crop insurance and insurance-type programs such as the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, and make sure the needs of Washington's specialty crop growers are being met. For more information visit fsa.usda.gov.
Congressman Doc Hastings has announced he will be retiring from Congress at the end of the year. Hastings has had a long track record as a lawmaker who will go to bat for agriculture and natural resources, proving time and time again during his ten terms that he was willing to work hard to protect and preserve the livelihoods of his constituents in central Washington. Hastings says that over the coming year he intends to work as hard as ever on behalf of Central Washington.
That's Washington Ag Today.
I'm Lacy Gray on the Ag Information Network.