Industry News

California Bee Publication Now Available

  • Nov 15, 2017

The University of California Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources recently released a new guide entitled, “Common Bees in California Gardens” that may be of interest to California avocado growers.

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Hass Avocado Board Appointments Announced

  • Nov 14, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced the Hass Avocado Board appointments.

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Crop Insurance Deadline — November 30

  • Nov 14, 2017

The deadline for California avocado growers to apply for 2019 crop insurance is November 30. The same deadline applies to those who are making changes to their existing crop insurance coverage.

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Ventura County Water Tour November 9

  • Oct 31, 2017

The Ninth Annual Ventura County Water Tour will take place on November 9 and provide attendees with a behind-the-scenes guided tour of water supply and treatment facilities to anyone interested in water supply issues.

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Results of Ag Labor Survey Released

  • Oct 28, 2017

The California Farm Bureau Federation has released the findings from its Agricultural Labor Availability Survey 2017 online. Fifty-five percent of all respondents had experienced employee shortages and of those reporting shortages, 36 percent were tree fruit growers. Learn more about the survey results.

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ICE Plans to Increase Workplace Enforcement Actions, Update on Immigration Legislation

  • Oct 27, 2017

As reported recently, the Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan announced that he has instructed Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative unit of ICE, to increase work site enforcement “by four to five times." It’s important as an employer that you are following all existing labor laws for all your employees and are aware of your legal...

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