ND wine industry getting research money from stateBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's grape and wine industry is toasting victories in the state Legislature.
By: Associated Press, Associated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's grape and wine industry is toasting victories in the state Legislature.
One bill that passed provides $80,000 over the next two years for research, education and promotion of grapes, fruit and wine. A new Grape and Wine Advisory Committee will oversee the effort.
Agweek reports (http://bit.ly/16ebJ2H ) that the committee will work with state Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring on issuing grants from the $80,000.
Lawmakers also passed a bill this session giving North Dakota wineries the right to sell wine directly to a restaurant, bar or bottle shop without having to go through a wholesaler.