Oregon Winegrowers Fighting Smoke

TURNER, Ore. (AP) — Winegrowers in southern Oregon faced financial ruin after a California winemaker claimed wildfire smoke tainted their grapes and refused to buy them. Now, the rejected fruit that was turned into wine by local vintners is facing another setback. Getting the Oregon wines to markets on time is in doubt because the federal agency that approves labels has a huge backlog from the government shutdown. That’s emblematic of a wider national problem.