Riverina growers ripping out vines in favour of other crops: report

Riverina growers ripping out vines in favour of other crops: report

RIVERINA grapegrowers are ripping up vines in search of new crops as the industry continues to suffer a crippling grape glut. Last month, growers in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area received a letter from the Wine Grapes Marketing Board (WGMB) warning them of “limited opportunities” in domestic mar-kets. The board wrote: “it is the opinion of the board and a number of wineries that grape growers are not likely to receive any increase in their returns in the foreseeable future.”

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