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Duppong named to grape and wine advisory panel

Ken Duppong, of Haymarsh Vineyard in Glen Ullin, has been appointed by Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring to be one of six members of the newly-formed North Dakota Grape and Wine Advisory Committee.

The 2013 Legislature created the committee to advise the North Dakota Department of Agriculture on the distribution of $80,000 appropriated for industry research and promotion.

“The committee must include two grape producers, two North Dakota winery owners, a representative of the North Dakota Grape and Wine Association and a producer of fruit, other than grapes, used in wine making,” Geohring said.