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

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.https://sfp.ucanr.edu/marketing/

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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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Orondis® Fungicide Available for use in California Avocado Groves

  • Nov 29, 2021

California avocado growers received an early Thanksgiving surprise on Wednesday, November 24 when Syngenta announced their product Orondis® Fungicide had been granted full registration for use against Phytophthora root rot in California avocado groves.

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State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program Applications Being Accepted

  • Oct 21, 2021

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program with a deadline of January 18, 2022.

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Produce Safety Training Sessions Available

  • Aug 31, 2021

The Farm Employers Labor Service, in partnership with the Safe Food Alliance, is hosting produce safety training sessions required for produce growers in accordance with the Food Safety Modernization Act. Learn more.

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