Western New York and Pennsylvania was once home to numerous grape buying entities. Over the years the area's grape growing industry has seen a decreasing number of fruit buyers. Farmers from all segments of agriculture across the U.S. share concern for how potential acquisitions, consolidations and foreign outsourcing of large food processing companies will influence the regional demand for the commodities they raise. It is always encouraging news for farmers when they learn of a new or expanding market for their crop. This is currently the case for area grape growers.