The California avocado industry is comprised of dedicated farmers, who take pride in growing and harvesting premium California Avocados. It is a dynamic industry, shaped by a multitude of ever-changing factors, including water, legislation, pests and diseases, crop-and-market statistics, regulations and more. The California Avocado Commission is dedicated to advocating on behalf of California avocado growers to help ensure that the best interests of growers are represented in the diverse array of industry issues.
Industry Advocacy News
In January, the California Avocado Commission was asked by Moorpark area growers to help in a pending water rate increase for Ventura County Waterworks District 1 (VCWD1). Learn more about the negotiation process and results.
The California Avocado Commission has modified its food safety program and manual to align with the Primus GFS standard. To assist California avocado growers in becoming GFS certified, the Commission will host food safety grower workshops that provide training on the new CAC Food Safety Manual. Learn more.
The Central Coast Water Board will hold two free workshops in November to discuss the Draft 2017 Agricultural Order. A third session will be held in December to provide status updates and solicit public comment.
California avocado growers interested in learning more about where Ventura County gets its water and how the drought is impacting the agricultural industry are encouraged to register for the Ventura County Water Tour.
In response to the state’s water crisis and its impact on the California avocado industry, the Cachuma Resource Conservation District is conducting an agricultural water management survey designed to gather the input of growers, managers and other individuals involved in irrigation management.
Nearly 300 growers and handler representatives attended the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) seminars hosted by CAC in early March. Learn more about FSMA and find links to the the seminar presentation.
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