The California Avocado Commission seeks interested candidates to fill two vacancies on the Commission Board of Directors — Producer Alternate Member for District 2 and Producer Alternate Member for District 3. Nominations for both positions are due February 24, 2021.
Every five years the California Department of Food and Agriculture holds a state-mandated referendum vote to provide California avocado growers the opportunity to determine whether the California Avocado Commission will be reapproved to continue for the next five years. Ballots will be mailed February 16 and must be postmarked by March 17.
Agricultural customers in the San Diego County Water Authority service area should be aware the Transitional Special Agricultural Water Rate program became the Permanent Special Agricultural Water Rate program as of January 1, 2021. Learn more.
The Winter 2020 issue of From the Grove is now available on the California avocado growers website. The latest issue provides a wide range of articles that examine the unprecedented challenges of the past year and look ahead to the opportunities of the 2021 season.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Avocado Inspection Program has announced the avocado release dates for the 2020/2021 season.
The California Avocado Commission has published the 2021 California Avocado Pre-Season Crop Estimate and weekly harvest projections for the calendar year (January 1st through December 31st). The estimate and projections are the result of handler surveys submitted in early December 2020 and represent the industry’s best information on the coming season’s crop at this time.