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
As of January 1, 2019, the following new agricultural wage, overtime and salary rules are in effect in California. Learn more.
The California Avocado Commission encourages California avocado growers to complete a short survey designed to gather input about the challenges of pumping groundwater.
To help avocado growers and related industry members comply with the mandatory Produce Safety Alliance training, the California Avocado Commission, in partnership with California avocado handlers, has scheduled two Produce Safety Alliance trainings exclusively for California avocado growers for a very modest fee of $35. Learn more.
The Mission Resource Conservation District is offering free electrical conductivity mapping services and a cost share program for the purchase of soil moisture sensors for local growers. Learn more.
California avocado growers within the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency’s boundaries are encouraged to attend a workshop that will review the ordinance mandating all agricultural well facilities requiring flowmeters have advanced metering infrastructure technology installed.
The Farm Employers Labor Service is offering a full-day training session that meets the required U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Produce Safety training for growers. Sessions will be held throughout the state — learn more.