Industry News

San Diego County Water Shutdown Due to Repairs

  • Aug 14, 2019

Due to infrastructure repairs, the San Diego County Water Authority will be shutting down water within 3 – 4 weeks. Learn more about the affected areas.

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Regulation Protecting Workers from Exposure to Wildfire Smoke in Effect

  • Aug 07, 2019

As of July 30, 2019, an emergency regulation requiring protection for workers exposed to wildfire smoke is in effect. The Farm Employers Labor Service has created a webpage with compliance resources that can be useful to growers.

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San Diego Water Board Enforcing Commercial Agriculture Regulatory Program Enrollment

  • Aug 07, 2019

California avocado growers in the San Diego Water Board’s jurisdiction are required to enroll in the Commercial Agriculture Regulatory Program or face a fine of up to $1,000 per day. The San Diego Water Board is actively pursuing enforcement, thus growers are encouraged to be certain they are enrolled in the program.

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CDFA Mails PSR Questionnaires to Smaller Produce Farms

  • Jul 26, 2019

As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule process, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has mailed educational letters and questionnaires to small and very small produce farms in the state to determine whether a farm’s annual sales qualify the farm for PSR exemption. Learn more.

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Secretary of Agriculture Perdue Visits California Avocado Grove

  • Jul 16, 2019

United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue toured Rancho Guejito Avocado Farm in Escondido on July 15, accompanied by California Avocado Commission (CAC) Chairman John Lamb, CAC President Tom Bellamore and other representatives of the Commission. Learn more.

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2019 CAC General Election and Nomination Information Available Online

  • Jul 15, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 CAC General Election are now being accepted. One producer member seat and one producer alternate seat in each of the five districts are open. In addition, one handler member seat and one handler alternate member seat are open.

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