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

Interior Secretary Visits Reservoirs and Discusses Water Plans and Timber Removal

  • Aug 03, 2018

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke joined Representatives Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, and Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove at Don Pedro Lake and New Melones Reservoir to tour the area and discuss the importance of water storage and the impact the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan proposed updates — which would divert 30 – 50 percent of “unimpaired flows” to the ocean — would have on the...

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New E-newsletter Focuses on Produce Food Safety Rules

  • Jul 30, 2018

The California Department of Agriculture’s Produce Safety Program has launched a monthly e-newsletter that focuses on topics related to the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

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California Avocado Growers Can Now Schedule Produce Safety On-farm Readiness Reviews

  • Jul 13, 2018

To help growers prepare for compliance with the Produce Safety Rule and understand what to expect from a produce safety inspection, the CDFA's Produce Safety Program is providing California avocado growers with the opportunity to take part in non-regulatory On-Farm Readiness Reviews. Learn more. 

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Water Monitoring Program Initiated in Ventura County

  • Jun 22, 2018

On June 11, 2018 Ventura County farmers and various public officials celebrated the launch of California’s first water monitoring program that will provide telemetry hardware to monitor actual water usage and allow farmers to profit from conserving water.

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New Produce Safety Program Website Launched

  • Apr 23, 2018

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has launched a new website focused on helping producers understand Produce Safety Rule compliance.

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PSA-Approved Food Safety Workshop

  • Mar 31, 2018

The CCOF Foundation and UC Cooperative Extension are offering a Produce Safety Alliance-approved Food Safety Workshop session that meets the Food Safety Modernization Act training requirement for produce growers. Produce farms that gross between $250,000 - $500,000 in annual sales may be required by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule to have a supervisor attend a PSA-approved workshop by January...

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