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

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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Produce Safety Rule Compliance Updates and Training Sessions

  • Jan 30, 2018

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in January 2011 to ensure actions are taken to mitigate food safety risks. Learn more about the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and upcoming compliance training sessions for growers.

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FSMA Produce Safety Rule Trainings, December 5 and December 7, 2017

  • Nov 16, 2017

Sunkist Growers has scheduled two Produce Safety Rule training opportunities. Learn more.

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Ventura County Groundwater Forum

  • Nov 07, 2017

The Farm Bureau of Ventura County is hosting the “Countdown to Sustainability: Ventura County’s Groundwater Forum,” which will focus on Ventura County’s progress in implementing requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

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Results of Ag Labor Survey Released

  • Oct 28, 2017

The California Farm Bureau Federation has released the findings from its Agricultural Labor Availability Survey 2017 online. Fifty-five percent of all respondents had experienced employee shortages and of those reporting shortages, 36 percent were tree fruit growers. Learn more about the survey results.

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