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

ICE Plans to Increase Workplace Enforcement Actions, Update on Immigration Legislation

  • Oct 27, 2017

As reported recently, the Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan announced that he has instructed Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative unit of ICE, to increase work site enforcement “by four to five times." It’s important as an employer that you are following all existing labor laws for all your employees and are aware of your legal...

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FDA Considering Extending Timelines for FSMA Water Testing Requirements

  • Sep 15, 2017

Based on input from the produce industry, including the California Avocado Commission, the Food and Drug Administration has re-opened the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule-making process to consider amending the Produce Safety and the Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rules.  

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Colombia Gains U.S. Access for Hass Avocado

  • Aug 15, 2017

On August 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a final rule to allow fresh Hass avocado fruit from Colombia into the continental United States. 

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FDA to Include Processed Avocados in Microbiologic Sampling Assignment

  • Aug 14, 2017

The United States Food and Drug Administration has confirmed the inclusion of processed avocados in their next round of microbiologic sampling assignments, expected to begin in 2017. Learn more. 

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Opportunities for Growers Interested in Labor Issues

  • Aug 05, 2017

The California Avocado Commission (CAC) would like to make growers who are interested in labor issues aware of two opportunities.The San Diego County Farm Bureau (SDCFB) Labor Committee is looking for interested participants to join the newly formed group. The committee will examine means of collaborating with federal officials to address immigration reform, discuss state labor rules and labor...

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Commission Negotiates Reduced Ag Water Rate Increase in Ventura County Waterworks District 1

  • Mar 15, 2017

In January, the California Avocado Commission was asked by Moorpark area growers to help in a pending water rate increase for Ventura County Waterworks District 1 (VCWD1). Learn more about the negotiation process and results.

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