Industry News

Update on Heat Event; WHIP Payments Available for 2017 Wildfire Damage

  • Jul 14, 2018

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...

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California Avocado Growers Can Now Schedule Produce Safety On-farm Readiness Reviews

  • Jul 13, 2018

To help growers prepare for compliance with the Produce Safety Rule and understand what to expect from a produce safety inspection, the CDFA's Produce Safety Program is providing California avocado growers with the opportunity to take part in non-regulatory On-Farm Readiness Reviews. Learn more. 

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Deadline Extended for San Diego Growers’ Needs Assessment Survey

  • Jul 12, 2018

The deadline to complete the UCCE San Diego County Office growers’ needs assessment survey has been extended to July 31.

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Summer 2018 From the Grove Available Online

  • Jul 10, 2018

The Summer 2018 edition of From the Grove is now available on the California avocado growers website.

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California Avocado Decision Support Tools Now Available Online

  • Jun 29, 2018

The online California Avocado Decision Support Tools System is now available online. This system is designed to help California avocado growers make decisions concerning fertilization and irrigation to help them maximize yield. 

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Water Monitoring Program Initiated in Ventura County

  • Jun 22, 2018

On June 11, 2018 Ventura County farmers and various public officials celebrated the launch of California’s first water monitoring program that will provide telemetry hardware to monitor actual water usage and allow farmers to profit from conserving water.

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