February 9, 2018 – California – 2017 harvest yields record $1.5 billion of grapes from North Coast vineyards.
March 6, 2018 – Australia – Record time for 2018 wine harvest at Coolangatta Estate
Usually the annual grape harvest starts in late January and extends to early March but this year the 50 people employed to pick more wine winners for the Illawarra and Shoalhaven snipped the fruit off the vines in a record three weeks.
Tonnage was also up above 50 tonnes at Coolangatte Estate near Shoalhave Heads prompting vigneron Greg Bishop to describe it as a “one in 20 year harvest”.
Bouyed by the quality as well as the quantity Mr Bishop and cellar door manager Ben Wallis said the weather in recent months played a big part in ensuring the fruit looked fantastic and disease free with higher than normal sugar levels making the whole vintage very sweet in more ways than one.
(Speaks only generally of “the weather“, is careful not to mention specifics. As you may recall, generality is a hallmark of propaganda – ed)
And it was the first time Tempranillo has been harvested in three years after birds attacked the red in 2017.
I would call this a one in 20 year season. I reckon it has been spectacular. The weather has just been so kind to us. This has probably been the quickest pick in history too. We took it all off in three weeks which we have never done before.
Wine makers at Tyrrell’s in the Hunter are also impressed and predict many more awards for Coolangatta Estate from the latest harvest. Especially the Semillon variety the vineyard is famous for.
“Tyrrell’s think the Semillon is spectacular. The best in 20 years. I think the reds are going to be really special as well,” Mr Bishop said.
March 21, 2018 – Record sugarcane crop in Louisiana | Delta Farm Press
April 20, 2018 – Tasmania’s wine grape harvest could be biggest on record
May 10, 2018 – Almond subjective forecast suggests record harvest in 2018
May 30, 2018 – Michigan – Saginaw Bay coming off record walleye harvest during winter fishing
Anglers on Michigan’s Saginaw Bay caught a record number of walleye during the 2017-2018’s winter months, according to a news release Wednesday, May 30 by the Michigan DNR.
According to the DNR, the record is attributed to three main factors: the increase to the daily possession limit implemented in October 2015, further increases in walleye population numbers, and good ice-fishing conditions in 2018.
(What kind of increases? Why did they occur? Why, specifically, were ice-fishing conditions good? Why would an author call record, highest-ever fishing conditions as simply “good“? As you may recall, generality is a hallmark of propaganda – ed)
Anglers took 123,793 walleye, the most ever measured since creel surveys began on Saginaw Bay in 1983. Angler participation increased for January through March 2018 with a total of 545,226 angler hours, compared to the average winter of approximately 390,000 angler hours.
(Plays the “more people are fishing!” ruse, a standard protocol within the global news blackout surround this subject. They are fishing more, of course, but that’s in response to the better fishing, not the other way around – a sudden societal change in fishing mores. The author carefully hedges by making no mention of what the previou8s record was, when it was set, or the percentage by which the new record broke the old – ed)
May 31, 2018 – Cotton harvest surges in Ivory Coast – Phys.org
Cotton production in Ivory Coast rose by 25 percent, from 328,000 tonnes in the 2016-17 season to 412,000 tonnes in 2017-18, according to official figures.
Yields rose by 30 percent, helped mainly by favourable weather and better seed, fertiliser and pesticides and land use, government spokesman Bruno Kone said on Wednesday.
(In what specific way was the weather favourable? As you may recall, generality is a hallmark of propaganda – ed)
Explore further: Ivory Coast produces record cocoa crop.
June 15, 2018 – RECORD HARVEST AGAIN FORECAST FOR TEXAS WINES THIS YEAR
Texas now has 350 wineries, up from two dozen in the 1980s.
(Deploying the “increased areas under cultivation” ruse that’s used as a standard protocol within the global news blackout surrounding this subject – ed)
June 18, 2018 – Washington – As Cherry Season Arrives, Growers Expect Near-Record Harvest
June 18, 2018 – Kentucky – Ky. winter wheat forecast on par with state record
Kentucky farmers expect to harvest 24 million bushels of winter wheat during 2018