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About Migration Dialogue

Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.

Contact us at migrant@primal.ucdavis.edu.

Rural Migration News: Wine, Food

California has too much wine, due in part to a record 4.3 million ton harvest in 2018 and a drop in demand for wine in 2019, when 3.9 million tons were harvested. Some 200,000 tons of wine grapes were not harvested in 2019 because growers could not find buyers for their wine grapes. There may be more unwanted wine grapes in 2020.

California wineries shipped 276 million nine-liter cases of wine in 2019, including 87 percent to US consumers and 13 percent abroad. In 2019, Chardonnay was 20 percent of US wine sold, Cabernet Sauvignon 15 percent, and red blends and Pinot Grigio 10 percent each. The US has been the world’s largest wine market since 2010, with total sales of $75 billion, including $44 billion worth of California wine.

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  • Rural Migration News

    Rural Migration News is produced with the support of the Colcom, Giannini, and Walmart foundations. A paper edition is available by mail for $30 domestic and $50 foreign for one year and $55 and $95 for two-years. Make checks payable to Migration Dialogue and send to Philip Martin, Department of Ag and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, California 95616 USA.

  • Farm Labor and Mexican Produce Exports

    The US imports half of its fresh fruit and a third of its fresh vegetables, mostly from Mexico. the leading source. This project, led by the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and supported by the Walmart foundation, is developing a database on Mexican farm workers employed in Mexican export agriculture and in US labor-intensive agriculture.

  • Migration News

    Migration News is produced with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and UCB Institute of European Studies. A paper edition is available by mail for $30 domestic and $50 foreign for one year and $55 and $95 for two years. Make checks payable to Migration Dialogue and send to Philip Martin, Department of Ag and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, California 95616 USA.

  • Sloan West Coast Program On S&E Workers

    This network of researchers hosts seminars on labor and immigration issues affecting science and engineering workers, compiles and distributes information on these issues, and cooperates closely with the NBER's SEWP.

  • Changing Face & UFW Contracts

    The Changing Face project assesses the effects of immigrant farm workers on agriculture and agricultural communities.

  • Research & Seminars

    Include Opinion Leader Seminars, the Comparative Immigration and Integration Program, and Transatlantic Migration Policy Issue seminars.