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

FDA Releases Final Rule on Agricultural Water

  • May 06, 2024

On May 2, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the Final Rule for Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption Relating to Agricultural Water. A high-level summary of changes is summarized in this article.

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Seminar Examines Complex Issues Concerning Water Availability and Agriculture

  • Apr 22, 2024

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources department is hosting a Thelma Hansen Symposium entitled, “Trees to the Rescue: Solutions for Climate Change.” The three-day webinar will take place May 14 – 16 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.

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Phase One of CDFA’s Produce Safety Program Online Portal Launches

  • Apr 12, 2024

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Produce Safety Program has launched the first phase of its PSP data repository website (or Farm Data Repository) that allows growers to view their own digital farm inspection records and reports.

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Growers Encouraged to Attend Meeting or Provide Comment on Proposed San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board Order

  • Apr 09, 2024

The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board is holding a meeting on April 10 at 9:00 a.m. to discuss the proposed changes to existing waste discharge requirements noted in the proposed Tentative Order No. R9-2024-0029. In-person and virtual attendees will have the opportunity to provide commentary concerning the tentative order.

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AB-865: Final Results

  • Feb 06, 2024

AB-865 is proposed legislation that would require listed produce sold in California to be produced in accordance with California’s standards and policies in areas like pesticide use, wages and child labor laws. If enacted, AB-865 would require a “distributor that sells one of those agricultural products to a retailer with more than one retail location to...

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Commission Signs California Ag Industry Letter Urging Congress to Prioritize Disaster Relief Funds

  • Jan 15, 2024

The California Avocado Commission joined 31 other California agricultural entities in drafting and signing a letter urging Congress to prioritize a disaster relief package for farmers and ranchers impacted by unprecedented weather events in 2023. Learn more.

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