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

Central Coast Water Board Approves Ag Order 4.0

  • Apr 26, 2021

Ag Order 4.0, which addresses waste discharge requirements for irrigated lands, is now in effect after being approved by the Central Coast Water Board. The Ag Order’s requirements are designed to minimize nutrient, pesticide and sediment discharges to surface water as well as protect riparian and wetland habitats.

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Webinar Focuses on FSMA Food Safety Updates for Produce Growers

  • Mar 12, 2021

As of January 2020, growers with more than $25,000 in annual produce sales must be in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. To assist growers, a new FSMA Food Safety Updates for Produce Growers webinar will be held March 23.

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Commission Signs Letter of Support for Passage of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

  • Mar 12, 2021

The Commission has vigilantly worked with Congressional members to address the critical need for workable solutions to the agricultural workforce situation. In support of that mission, the Commission has joined more than 250 agricultural groups in signing a letter urging passage of Farm Workforce Modernization Act in the House.

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Important Notice for San Diego TSAWR Customers

  • Jan 06, 2021

Agricultural customers in the San Diego County Water Authority service area should be aware the Transitional Special Agricultural Water Rate program became the Permanent Special Agricultural Water Rate program as of January 1, 2021. Learn more.

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Commission Helps Secure Wholesale Water Rate Savings of $474 Per Acre Foot for San Diego County Growers

  • Oct 08, 2020

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors approved a Permanent Special Agricultural Water Rate structure that will continue to provide lower water rates for farmers in exchange for lower water supply reliability. Learn more.

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Valley Center Municipal Water District Shutoff

  • Oct 08, 2020

From 1:00 a.m. on October 31 through 8:00 p.m. on November 10, the San Diego aqueduct that delivers water to the majority of the Valley Center Municipal Water District will be out of service for repairs. Learn more.

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