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 Rainbow Municipal Water District is offering qualified customers in the communities of Bonsall, Pala, Rainbow and portions of Fallbrook, Oceanside and Vista a special offer on the FlumePro water monitoring device. Learn more.
To complete repairs from a leak in September, the San Diego County Water Authority will temporarily shut down the aqueduct that delivers water to the western portion of the Valley Center Municipal Water District beginning around November 4.
Per the Food Safety Modernization Act, growers and harvesters are required to demonstrate that their policies, procedures and workers all comply with food safety practices. As part of that compliance, one supervisor or responsible member of the farm must complete food safety training approved by the Federal Department of Agriculture. Learn more about upcoming training sessions.
The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides up to $100,000 for practices that improve water use efficiency and reduce energy used for water management. Now is the time to work on a SWEEP proposal, prior to the reopening of the grants application process in late 2019.
The Western Growers Association is urging its constituents to contact their senators and urge them to stop or delay passage of AB 1783 until amendments are made. Learn more about AB 1783 and how it may impact California avocado growers.
The San Diego County Water Authority will shutdown water supplies for about 10 days for aqueduct maintenance. The work is scheduled to begin around September 7 and will affect Fallbrook Public Utility District, Rainbow Municipal Water District and a portion of Valley Center Municipal Water District.