Regulates the import, handling, interstate movement, and release into the environment of regulated organisms that are products of biotechnology, including organisms undergoing confined experimental use or field trials.
Wine Industry Direct Impact: 4,929 wineries in 2005, up from 2,904 in 2000, a 70% increase in five years; wineries now in all 50 states; $11.4 billion in winery sales revenues
Categories Total Wine, Grape and Grape Products contribution to US Economy $162 Billion Employment 1.1 Million equivalent full-time employment Agriculture Grape Growers 23,486 Grape Bearing Acres 934,750 Farm Gate Grape Sales $3.5 Billion (Highest Value Crop in US/ Largest Fruit Industry in CA) Taxes $17.1 Billion (9.1 Federal + 8 State and Local) GRAPE + CITRUS + NURSERIES Industries Revenues $20.8 Billion (Second after Corn: $26.8 and before Soybean: $18.3)
Categories Total Wine Industry Direct Impact Wineries 4,929 (2005) in all 50 States Wineries Sales Revenue $11.4 Billion Added Value Distribution Share of American Wine Revenue $2.7 Billion Retail and Restaurant Share of American Wine Revenue $9.8 Billion Wine-Related Tourism $27.3 Million Wine-Related Tourism Expenditure $3.0 Billion
Wine Industry Value Added: $2.7 billion in distributor share of American wine revenue; $9.8 billion in retail and restaurant share of American wine revenue; 27.3 million wine-related tourist visits; $3 billion estimated wine-related tourism expenditures.
Other Grape Products: $1.669 billion retail value of grape juice and grape product sales; $3 billion retail value of table grape sales; $560 million retail value of raisin sales
Total Taxes Paid: $17.1 billion, including $9.1 billion federal and $8 billion state and local
Total Fresh Processed Total (lbs) Fresh Total Canned Juice Dried Grape 21.14 8.02 13.12 0.14 6.00 6.97 Papaya 1.08 1.08 N/A Plum 2.03 1.01 1.02 0.02 0.55 0.45 Source: USDA/Economic Research Service. Data last updated February 27, 2009.
Was first discovered by Newton Barris Pierce in 1892 in Anaheim
Was not a big threat in California until the introduction of the Glassy Winged-Sharpshooter in 1994
$37.9 million loss in Riverside and San Diego counties in 1998/99 due to vine death and removal of vineyards => triggered the creation of the CDFA PD/GWSS Board which was completely industry-driven in 2000