Over the last few months the California Avocado Commission (Commission) has worked with USDA’s Risk Management Agency to pursue inclusion of the GEM variety for federal crop insurance. On August 1, 2018 the Commission learned that the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation has approved the GEM as an eligible avocado variety for crop insurance.
The California Avocado Commission (CAC) has learned that a “heat event” is no longer considered an eligible event under the Tree Assistance Program (TAP). Also, Congress passed the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP) and appropriated $2.36 billion in disaster relief. California avocado growers who experienced losses due to the 2017 California wildfires are encouraged to sign up...
The United States Department of Agriculture has announced it will distribute up to $2.36 billion to farmers and ranchers affected by hurricanes and wildfires. California growers who were affected by the recent wildfires are encouraged to sign up for the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program.
To help offset Advanced Metering Infrastructure telemetry installation and equipment costs, pumpers may apply for rebates and/or participate in a pilot Water Market program that will qualify them for a larger rebate.
San Diego County’s agricultural conservation program — known as the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Program — compensates property owners for placing a perpetual easement on their property that limits future uses to agriculture. Applications for the program are now available.
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