With the California table grape season in full swing and expectations for a positive season as the backdrop, the California Table Grape Commission revised its estimate for the 2020 table grape crop to 104.9 million 19-pound boxes, down from its April estimate of 106.5 million.
Anyone familiar with California agriculture knows that the industry regards the state’s stringent regulations as a curse visited upon it by bureaucrats, environmentalists, and selfish urbanites. Like all simplistic pictures, this one is wrong in certain respects.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order March 19 for all the state's residents to “stay at home” to slow the spread of the virus. Essential services should remain open, including grocery stores and takeout and delivery restaurants.