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
The Central Coast Water Board is hosting a free virtual workshop for industry members interested in learning more about the Draft Agricultural Order 4.0 intended to replace the current Agricultural Order 3.0 on January 31, 2021.
The implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule (PSR) mandates every produce farm must have an employed individual who has completed a U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved PSR Grower Training course. Due to current shelter-in-place orders the FDA has temporarily approved PSR remote training options. Learn more.
On January 15, 2020, an Economic and Trade Agreement between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China was finalized. Within the Horticultural Products agreement, one of the four Key Achievements is China’s commitment to “Sign and implement a phytosanitary protocol to allow the importation of California Hass avocados into China."
Courses Available for Mandatory Education Component of Ventura County Irrigated Lands Conditional Waiver
The Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements applies to all agricultural operations within Ventura County. Learn more about the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group that assists owners with compliance and offers educational courses that satisfy the waiver's mandate.
The House Judiciary Committee has passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, and the bill now proceeds to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration. Learn more about the bill, which is designed to help the agricultural industry retain a reliable, legal workforce.