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
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Produce Safety Program will begin scheduling on-farm food safety inspections for a number of large fruit, nut and vegetable farms beginning in April.
Growers are probably aware of the trade issues between the U.S. and China that have been widely covered in the media. In anticipation of technical bilateral meetings between the two countries, the Commission drafted a letter to the USDA on behalf of members of Congress urging the USDA to make China market access a priority.
The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a Notice of Written Public Comment Period for Ag Order 4.0 Conceptual Regulatory Requirement Options in November 2018. The deadline to provide written comments is 8:00 a.m., January 22, 2019 and California avocado growers are encouraged to submit comments.
As of January 1, 2019, the following new agricultural wage, overtime and salary rules are in effect in California. Learn more.
The California Avocado Commission encourages California avocado growers to complete a short survey designed to gather input about the challenges of pumping groundwater.
To help avocado growers and related industry members comply with the mandatory Produce Safety Alliance training, the California Avocado Commission, in partnership with California avocado handlers, has scheduled two Produce Safety Alliance trainings exclusively for California avocado growers for a very modest fee of $35. Learn more.
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