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

Commission Helps Secure Wholesale Water Rate Savings of $474 Per Acre Foot for San Diego County Growers

  • Oct 08, 2020

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors approved a Permanent Special Agricultural Water Rate structure that will continue to provide lower water rates for farmers in exchange for lower water supply reliability. Learn more.

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Valley Center Municipal Water District Shutoff

  • Oct 08, 2020

From 1:00 a.m. on October 31 through 8:00 p.m. on November 10, the San Diego aqueduct that delivers water to the majority of the Valley Center Municipal Water District will be out of service for repairs. Learn more.

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Upcoming Produce Safety Rule Online Grower Training Sessions

  • Aug 21, 2020

The College of the Sequoias (COS) Training Resource Center is offering a series of online Produce Safety Rule training sessions to members of the specialty crop industry for a $10 fee. Learn more.

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Webinar to Discuss Produce Safety Rule Water Regulations

  • Aug 07, 2020

The Ventura County Food Safety Association (VCFSA) is hosting an online meeting entitled, “Produce Safety Rule — Regulatory Update Regarding Water.” The virtual meeting will take place on August 20 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and is free to VCFSA members. Non-members will be charged a $40 fee. The guest speaker is Dr. Trevor Suslow, vice president of food safety for the Produce...

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New Agricultural Water Treatment Protocols Released

  • Jul 31, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have been working on a new protocol for developing and registering treatments for water used on crops prior to harvest. On July 30, the FDA announced a new protocol to reduce foodborne bacteria in agriculture water for pre-harvest.

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New Online Options to Complete Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Course

  • Jul 15, 2020

The new Produce Safety Alliance website provides growers with a comprehensive list of grower training courses that meet the new Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule requirements. The list can help growers identify courses that suit their needs and availability.

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