2017 California Final Grape Crush Report
The 2017 crush totaled 4,239,836 tons, up 0.5 percent from the 2016 crush of 4,217,154 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 2,248,260 tons, down 1.4 percent from 2016. The 2017 white wine variety crush totaled 1,765,424 tons, up 0.8 percent from 2016. Tons crushed of raisin type varieties totaled 94,268, up 4.6 percent from 2016, and tons crushed of table type varieties totaled 131,884, up 38.2 percent from 2016.  

Grapes produced in District 4 (Napa County) received the highest average price of $5,225.04 per ton, up 11.4 percent from 2016. District 3 (Sonoma and Marin counties) received the second highest return of $2,806.07, up 8.3 percent from 2016. 

The Grape Crush Report is available online by following the link below.
Valencia Orange Production Forecast at 19 Million Cartons
The March 2017-18 Valencia orange forecast is 19.0 million cartons. This forecast was based on the results of the 2017-18 Valencia Orange Objective Measurement (O.M.) Survey, which was conducted from January 12 to February 23, 2018 by USDA NASS Pacific Region.

Measurements indicated slightly above average fruit size and higher than the previous year fruit set. Survey data indicated an average fruit set per tree of 524, a 14 percent increase from the previous year but below the five-year average of 590. The average March 1 diameter was 2.585 inches, slightly above the five-year average of 2.536.

The 2017-18 Valencia Orange Objective Measurement is available online by following the link below.
RMA Informational Memorandum
PM-18-015: 2018 Crop Year (CY) Dry Pea and Dry Bean Crop Provisions and
Revenue Endorsement: Selected Projected Prices, Volatility Factors,
and Additional Projected Prices, as applicable, for States with a March
15, 2018 Sales Closing Date (SCD).

The RMA has released 2018 Crop Year (CY) Projected Prices and Volatility Factors for Dry Peas and Dry Beans. Projected Prices and Volatility Factors apply to Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), as appropriate.

Furthermore, RMA is providing additional projected prices for selected dry bean and dry pea types where the Dry Bean Revenue Endorsement (DBRE) and Dry Pea Revenue Endorsement (DPRE) do not offer coverage for price movement. Per the Special Provisions, the additional projected price shall be the basis for the premium determination and settlement of claims.

Follow the link below to see the prices and factors by state for the applicable commodities, types, and practices.
NCIS Asked And Answered
NCIS has published the February 2018 edition of its Asked and Answered newsletter. The following topics of note were covered:
  • Grape Contract Listing Tons Rather Than Acres
  • Third Party Damage
  • WFRP-Cut Flowers/Turf Nursery Greenhouse Clarification
  • WFRP-Livestock Death Covered?
  • WFRP-Livestock in Relation to Expanded Operation
  • WFRP-Purchased for Resale and 50% Limitation
  • WFRP-Question on Schedule F
  • WFRP- Wheat Zero Acre CAT Policy – Clarification Request

Follow the link below for the February 2018 A&A excerpt.
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