Industry News

Farm Service Agency Opens Temporary Santa Paula Office for Those Affected by Fire and Mudslides

  • Jan 17, 2018

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that a temporary satellite office will be opened in Santa Paula to further assist growers impacted by the Thomas Fire and mudslides.

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Environmental Quality Incentives Program Offers Fire-Recovery Assistance

  • Jan 12, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is offering assistance to growers, farmers and ranchers affected by the recent California wildfires. NRCS is making $4 million available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which covers erosion control and water quality practices on eligible cropland, rangeland and...

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Growers Encouraged to Complete 2017 Census of Agriculture

  • Jan 12, 2018

In light of the impacts caused by floods, fires and mudslides the National Agricultural Statistics Service encourages California avocado growers to complete NASS’ online 2017 Census of Agriculture.

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Produce Safety Training Sessions Available

  • Jan 08, 2018

The Safe Food Alliance and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are offering a Produce Safety Training session on January 31 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Labor Laws and Regulations Workshops for Growers and Labor Contractors

  • Jan 08, 2018

AgSafe will host a series of daylong workshops concerning agricultural laws and regulations. The workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish. Learn more.

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POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM FOR VENTURA AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES

  • Jan 04, 2018

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued an alert for a “Potential significant storm for Southwest California Tuesday and Wednesday” (January 9th-10th). If your grove was damaged by the Thomas Fire or is downhill from a burned area you are encouraged to plan for the possibility of unusual debris laden runoff flows.

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