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
In light of the extended severe drought conditions, the San Diego County Water Authority and Mission Resource Conservation District are providing a number of resources to assist producers in San Diego County.
Ag Order 4.0, which addresses waste discharge requirements for irrigated lands, is now in effect after being approved by the Central Coast Water Board. The Ag Order’s requirements are designed to minimize nutrient, pesticide and sediment discharges to surface water as well as protect riparian and wetland habitats.
As of January 2020, growers with more than $25,000 in annual produce sales must be in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. To assist growers, a new FSMA Food Safety Updates for Produce Growers webinar will be held March 23.
The Commission has vigilantly worked with Congressional members to address the critical need for workable solutions to the agricultural workforce situation. In support of that mission, the Commission has joined more than 250 agricultural groups in signing a letter urging passage of Farm Workforce Modernization Act in the House.
Agricultural customers in the San Diego County Water Authority service area should be aware the Transitional Special Agricultural Water Rate program became the Permanent Special Agricultural Water Rate program as of January 1, 2021. Learn more.
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