Nebraska Grape Growers Lose Crop to Weather

Posted 3 months ago

By Associated Press

grapesGIBBON, Neb. (AP) — Grape growers in Nebraska have had a tough year because of severe weather in the last few months.

Growers have lost their crops to late freezes in May and high winds and hailstorms in July.

Jennifer Montgomery, executive director of the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association, says growers typically face at least one serve weather event each year. This year, growers reported at least four distinct weather events that damaged crops throughout the state.

One grower in Gibbon says he’ll only be able to harvest 10 percent of his grape crop this year.