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 Ventura County Food Safety Association is hosting a seminar entitled, “Creating a Food Safety Platform in our Local Ag Community” on May 23. Learn more.
A comprehensive understanding of how water quality impacts avocado tree health and fruit quality is still limited. Dr. Sat Darshan Khalsa and Dr. Ben Faber are leading a collaborative study of water quality impacts on California avocado trees. Learn more.
The Food Safety Alliance, in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is hosting a series of Produce Safety training sessions at a discounted rate of $35 per attendee. These courses satisfy the U.S. Food and Drug Association Produce Safety training requirement.
On April 9, the Goleta Water District Board of Directors directed that the drought surcharge be lifted at the start of the next billing cycle. All water used on or after May 1 will not be subject to the drought surcharge. Learn more.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Produce Safety Program will begin scheduling on-farm food safety inspections for a number of large fruit, nut and vegetable farms beginning in April.
Growers are probably aware of the trade issues between the U.S. and China that have been widely covered in the media. In anticipation of technical bilateral meetings between the two countries, the Commission drafted a letter to the USDA on behalf of members of Congress urging the USDA to make China market access a priority.