Busalacchi speaks at Capitol Hill wine event

ESSIC professor and Director Antonio Busalacchi spoke Tuesday at the Grains to Grapes: Environmental Intelligence and the U.S. Agriculture Sector event. He addressed how weather and climate impact domestic and foreign wine industries.

The Alliance for Earth Observations, an advocacy group promoting the use of natural observations for societal betterment, and Wine America, a wine industry growth and development organization, hosted Grains to Grapes.

Special guests included Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., a ranking member of the House Science, Space & Technology Committee and the Environmental Subcommittee, and The Weather Company’s Vice President for Weather Analytics Paul Walsh, who spoke about risk management, the U.S. agriculture market and business opportunities.