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
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...
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.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the California Department of Food and Agriculture established an Oriental Fruit Fly quarantine in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, California. CAC staff immediately informed USDA of inconsistencies in the quarantine, which led USDA to remove Hass avocado from the host list.
A new bill signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom will modernize the California Department of Pesticide’s drone certification process. The bill passed with unanimous bipartisan support and should streamline producers’ access to drones for aerial applications and biological treatments.
The University of California Cooperative Extension is offering two-day virtual Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training courses from late September through mid December that satisfy the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule requirement.
It is important that the San Diego County Board of Supervisors hear from California avocado growers on this attempt to undermine the legal authority for Rainbow and Fallbrook to self-determine their water future. If possible, please attend the August 29, 2023 Board of Supervisors meeting to show YOUR OPPOSITION.
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