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

SWEEP Funds Offer Growers with Opportunity to Improve Water Management

  • Sep 10, 2019

The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides up to $100,000 for practices that improve water use efficiency and reduce energy used for water management. Now is the time to work on a SWEEP proposal, prior to the reopening of the grants application process in late 2019. 

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Western Growers Urges Growers to Stop UFW Housing Bill

  • Sep 09, 2019

The Western Growers Association is urging its constituents to contact their senators and urge them to stop or delay passage of AB 1783 until amendments are made. Learn more about AB 1783 and how it may impact California avocado growers.

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Update Concerning San Diego County Water Authority Shutdown

  • Aug 28, 2019

The San Diego County Water Authority will shutdown water supplies for about 10 days for aqueduct maintenance. The work is scheduled to begin around September 7 and will affect Fallbrook Public Utility District, Rainbow Municipal Water District and a portion of Valley Center Municipal Water District.

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San Diego County Water Quality Workshop

  • Aug 14, 2019

The UCCE San Diego is hosting a Water Quality Workshop August 28 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The workshop will provide information concerning irrigation efficiency, nutrient management, pesticides and groundwater, and erosion controls.

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San Diego County Water Shutdown Due to Repairs

  • Aug 14, 2019

Due to infrastructure repairs, the San Diego County Water Authority will be shutting down water within 3 – 4 weeks. Learn more about the affected areas.

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Regulation Protecting Workers from Exposure to Wildfire Smoke in Effect

  • Aug 07, 2019

As of July 30, 2019, an emergency regulation requiring protection for workers exposed to wildfire smoke is in effect. The Farm Employers Labor Service has created a webpage with compliance resources that can be useful to growers.

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