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

California Hass Avocados Included in U.S. – China Phase One Agreement

  • Jan 15, 2020

On January 15, 2020, an Economic and Trade Agreement between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China was finalized. Within the Horticultural Products agreement, one of the four Key Achievements is China’s commitment to “Sign and implement a phytosanitary protocol to allow the importation of California Hass avocados into China."

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Courses Available for Mandatory Education Component of Ventura County Irrigated Lands Conditional Waiver

  • Dec 12, 2019

The Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements applies to all agricultural operations within Ventura County. Learn more about the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group that assists owners with compliance and offers educational courses that satisfy the waiver's mandate. 

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Farm Workforce Modernization Act Passed by Judiciary Committee

  • Nov 26, 2019

The House Judiciary Committee has passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, and the bill now proceeds to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration. Learn more about the bill, which is designed to help the agricultural industry retain a reliable, legal workforce.

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Rainbow MWD Offering Water Monitoring Device Incentive

  • Nov 19, 2019

The Rainbow Municipal Water District is offering qualified customers in the communities of Bonsall, Pala, Rainbow and portions of Fallbrook, Oceanside and Vista a special offer on the FlumePro water monitoring device. Learn more.

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One-week Shutdown Announced for Valley Center Municipal Water District

  • Oct 23, 2019

To complete repairs from a leak in September, the San Diego County Water Authority will temporarily shut down the aqueduct that delivers water to the western portion of the Valley Center Municipal Water District beginning around November 4.

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January 2020 FSMA Compliance Deadline for Very Small Growers

  • Oct 08, 2019

Per the Food Safety Modernization Act, growers and harvesters are required to demonstrate that their policies, procedures and workers all comply with food safety practices. As part of that compliance, one supervisor or responsible member of the farm must complete food safety training approved by the Federal Department of Agriculture. Learn more about upcoming training sessions.

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