Industry News

Heat Damaged Groves MAY BE Eligible for Tree Assistance Program Funding

  • Oct 16, 2020

In early September much of California experienced excessive heat, including many avocado growing regions. Understandably, due to this extreme heat some trees are experiencing severe damage. The California Avocado Commission immediately contacted the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency to pursue possible funding for growers under the Tree Assistance Program.

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CAC General Election Ballots Due October 26

  • Oct 13, 2020

The California Avocado Commission (CAC) General Election is currently underway. Elections are being held for one producer member seat in each of the five CAC districts, as well as one handler member seat. 

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Ventura County Farmworker Household Assistance Program Still Accepting Applications

  • Oct 12, 2020

The Farmworker Household Assistance Program in Ventura County aids farmworkers who may be in danger of losing their homes due to the COVID pandemic. Learn more about this program and how to apply.

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Commission Helps Secure Wholesale Water Rate Savings of $474 Per Acre Foot for San Diego County Growers

  • Oct 08, 2020

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors approved a Permanent Special Agricultural Water Rate structure that will continue to provide lower water rates for farmers in exchange for lower water supply reliability. Learn more.

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Valley Center Municipal Water District Shutoff

  • Oct 08, 2020

From 1:00 a.m. on October 31 through 8:00 p.m. on November 10, the San Diego aqueduct that delivers water to the majority of the Valley Center Municipal Water District will be out of service for repairs. Learn more.

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Upcoming California Avocado Society Annual Meeting

  • Oct 07, 2020

The California Avocado Society will host its 105th Annual Meeting virtually on Wednesday, October 21 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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