Growers Encouraged to Complete Annual Crop Survey to Help Assess the Industry’s Overall Productivity
The California Avocado Commission’s annual grower crop survey plays a critical role in helping the Commission ascertain and address the challenges growers face and to accurately predict the flow of avocados to market. Growers are highly encouraged to complete the survey.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on March 24 that it is establishing the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers program to help bring financial assistance to a broader set of producers than in previous COVID aid programs. The new program also will address the gaps and disparities in how previous COVID aid was distributed to producers.
The Commission has vigilantly worked with Congressional members to address the critical need for workable solutions to the agricultural workforce situation. In support of that mission, the Commission has joined more than 250 agricultural groups in signing a letter urging passage of Farm Workforce Modernization Act in the House.
In December 2020 CAC staff conducted a survey of AMRIC Handlers requesting crop volume and harvest timing projections for the 2021 crop year. The results of those surveys yielded a total crop volume of 317 million pounds, all varieties, with projections of April through July for peak harvest volumes. Learn more.
The California Avocado Society is hosting a free webinar on February 17 concerning two topics: the plant growth regulator gibberellic acid and new avocado varieties. Learn more.
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