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2016 University of Vermont Grape Production Survey

Data collected in this survey will be used to fulfill the objectives in two funded research projects:

• Northern Grapes: Integrating Viticulture, Winemaking, and Marketing of New Cold-Hardy Cultivars Supporting New and Growing Rural Wineries. USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative.

• The Multidisciplinary Vermont Extension Implementation Program Addressing Stakeholder Priorities and Needs for 2014-2017.

The intent of this survey is to evaluate past and present winegrape production in Vermont and the surrounding region and to guide future research and outreach programming. Because grape cultivar and training system production figures are not collected in traditional agricultural census programs (i.e. NASS, USDA), it is critical to capture this information. Information may also be used to establish prices for crop insurance programs that reflect actual prices received rather than prices paid for low-value processing grapes from other regions. Your support in completing this survey is appreciated. All data will be kept confidential and will not be linked back to any individual operation. This survey complies with Institutional Review Board policies at the University of Vermont.

Questions regarding this survey may be directed to:

Terence Bradshaw, tbradsha@uvm.edu, (802)656-0972

There are 12 questions in this survey.