Members of the agricultural industry are facing unprecedented challenges during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To assist growers, the California Avocado Commission has gathered beneficial industry resources and the latest updates concerning COVID-19 that pertain to the industry. We will continue to share the latest news in our GreenSheet newsletter, and encourage you to check this page often for the latest updates and news.

COVID-19 News

EPA Releases Temporary Guidance Concerning PPE for Agricultural Pesticide Handlers

  • Jun 04, 2020

In light of the shortage of personal protective equipment for the agricultural industry due to COVID-19, the Environment Protection Agency has released temporary guidelines concerning respiratory protection for agricultural pesticide handlers. Learn more.

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Online Manual Provides COVID-19 Guidance for California’s Agriculture Industry

  • May 29, 2020

The California Department of Public Health, California Department of Food and Agriculture and California Department of Industrial Relations have released the COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Agriculture and Livestock manual online.

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Specialty Crops and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

  • May 26, 2020

The United States Department of Agriculture has created the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to administer the allocation of funds to provide “direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.” The guidelines for CFAP qualifications were just recently released — learn more.

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Webinar to Assist with Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Applications Available Online

  • May 13, 2020

A webinar to assist those interested in applying for the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program is now available online. Learn more.

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From Resource Pages to Marketing Plan Pivots — CAC Adjusts to COVID-19

  • May 13, 2020

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the California Avocado Commission has continuously monitored the evolving situation and made swift adjustments to its marketing plans, office operations, and grower and industry communications. Learn more.

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CDFA Releases List of Personal Protective Equipment Suppliers and Vendors

  • May 12, 2020

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has released a list of personal protective equipment (PPE) vendors and suppliers on its CDFA COVID-19 webpage to assist employers — who bear the primary responsibility for providing PPE — in locating necessary equipment. Learn more.

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