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Study finds Agritourism brings billions to Virginia economy
On April 28, 2017 Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that a new economic impact study, conducted by Dr. Vince Magnini with the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business, shows that Virginia's agritourism industry accounts for $2.2 billion in economic activity. The report also shows that the economic activity attributed to the Commonwealth's 1,400 agritourism businesses supports 22,000 jobs, contributes $840 million in income, and injects $135 million in state and local taxes. The study is the first statewide benchmark report to measure the economic and fiscal impacts of Virginia's agritourism sector. Full Study
Commercial Grape Report - The 2018 Commercial Grape Report is now available for download on the Virginia Wine site. This report includes industry data on grape production and acreage by variety, pricing by variety, and production and acreage by county. This marks the third year Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has managed the annual Commercial Grape Report (CGR) data collection and reporting. From 2010 to 2015 this data collection was conducted by the Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office. Prior to 2010, the CGR was produced by NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service). If you have any questions about the survey or the report, please contact Dr. Van Wood at VCU: 804.519.2022, firstname.lastname@example.org.