It’s important that California avocado industry members who have been impacted by the recent wildfires and/or Santa Ana winds contact their crop insurance agent within 72 hours of the event to determine possible applicable coverage. Both fire and wind events may be included in certain crop insurance coverage, but agents must be notified within 72 hours.
California avocado growers implementing conservation practices that reduce air pollution from agricultural sources can apply for financial assistance via the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Organic California avocado growers can now apply for federal funds designed to help alleviate the cost of organic certification.
The San Diego County Farm Bureau has funds available for qualified California avocado growers who install new irrigation technology. Learn more.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is currently accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program. Nearly $16 million is currently available to provide financial assistance to growers implementing irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and conserve water.