The Works of the Raisin Administrative Committee 
by Gary Schulz, President/General Manager
December 6, 2013
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The offices of the RAC and CRMB will be closed on December 24 and 25 in recognition of Christmas.


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. 

RAC reports may be found at


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

C.P.D.E. Hall

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

Kendra Baumgartner


12:00 pm LUNCH


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The Raisin Bargaining Association announced on November 22, that is had reached an agreement with its signatory packers on the 2013-2014 Natural Seedless raisin harvest announced field price of $1,650 per ton.


For more information or the terms of the agreements, contact Glen Goto at the RBA (559) 221-1925


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None scheduled at this time.



San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium

January 8, 2014

7 a.m.

CPDES Hall, Easton, CA

For the day's agenda,

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged by going to:


Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

January 28-30, 2014

Sacramento, CA

For information, go to


RAC-JDFIA/CRD Annual Meeting

March 18-20, 2014

Torrey Pines Resort, La Jolla, CA

For more information, contact Debbie Powell at


DFA of CA/Specialty Crop Trade Council Annual Meeting

April 1-3, 2014

Portola Hotel and Conference Center, Monterey, Ca

For information, go to


Fresno Food Expo

July 24, 2014

Fresno, CA

Have a Great Weekend!


Gary Schulz, President and General Manager

 Raisin Administrative Committee





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In This Issue
Office Closure
Deliveries to Handlers
Grape Symposium
RBA Field Price
Upcoming RAC Meetings
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