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

Ventura County Water Crisis and Drought Forum

  • Aug 31, 2022

The upcoming Ventura County Water Crisis and California Drought Forum will feature local water experts who will discuss the threats of the extreme drought and potential regional aridization conditions in the county and state. Learn more.

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CDFA Hosting Farm Bill Listening Sessions

  • Jul 21, 2022

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is hosting several in-person and virtual listening sessions to gather input from agricultural stakeholders concerning the 2023 Farm Bill. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide input concerning California’s agricultural priorities as they pertain to the Farm Bill.

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Assistance Available for On-farm Food Safety Expenses

  • Jun 24, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops program will provide specialty crop producers with financial assistance for on-farm food safety program expenses incurred in 2022 or 2023. The 2022 application period is June 27, 2022 through January 31, 2023.

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Small Farm Program Provides Resources for Small-Scale Operators

  • Apr 21, 2022

The University of California Small Farms Program is designed to help small-scale farm operators manage the challenges they face with field and marketing research focused on this sector of the industry. Learn more.

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Agriculture Labor and Workforce Reform Update

  • Jan 24, 2022

Since 2019, the California Avocado Commission has worked with Congressional members, the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform and other agricultural leaders and organizations to voice support for the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. Learn more about where immigration reform and the FWMA stand.

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Free Online Food Safety Training Sessions Available

  • Dec 15, 2021

Members of the California avocado industry can complete free food safety training, as mandated by the U.S. Federal Department of Agriculture’s new Produce Safety rule, from the comfort of their own home or business.

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