USDA – Agricultural Research Service
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) works to ensure that Americans have reliable, adequate supplies of high-quality food and other agricultural products. ARS accomplishes its goals through scientific discoveries that help solve problems in crop and livestock production and protection, human nutrition, and the interaction of agriculture and the environment.
National Clean Plant Network
The mission of the National Clean Plant Network is to provide high quality asexually propagated plant material free of targeted plant pathogens and pests that cause economic loss to protect the environment and ensure the global competitiveness of specialty crops producers.
NE1020 : Multi-state Evaluation of Winegrape Cultivars and Clones
This research project will test the performance of clones of the major global cultivars and of new or previously neglected wine grape cultivars in the different wine grape growing regions within the U.S. This work will improve the competitiveness of U.S. grape growers and wineries by providing performance and quality information that is much needed for planting decisions.
National Research Funding Programs
National Grape and Wine Initiative
The NGWI is a national alliance drawn from all facets of the grape and wine sector, seeking to promote sustained growth through significantly increased expenditure on research and extension activities.
American Vineyard Foundation
The American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) is a California corporation organized in 1978 by the American Society of Enology and Viticulture as a vehicle to raise funds for research in viticulture and enology.
The Viticulture Consortium
The University of California (UC), Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR)—in cooperation with the national viticultural industry, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Cornell University—formed a Viticulture Consortium (VC) in 1996 to promote research and extension education that will assist the viticulture industry in remaining competitive. UC administers the Viticulture Consortium West (VCW), and Cornell University administers the Viticulture Consortium East (VCE).
The Viticulture Consortium is funded by the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) to supplement and encourage the viticulture industry to continue to provide industry funding for research and extension education. Coordination of joint priority setting and matching industry funding continues as a basic philosophy of the Viticulture Consortium, the industry and CSREES.
Viticulture Consortium – West
Viticulture Consortium – East