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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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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