GreenSheet | August 1, 2018

Read the latest GreenSheet for up-to-the-minute California avocado industry news, research and information.

Nominations for 2018 CAC Election Now Being Accepted

  • Jul 13, 2018

The annual California Avocado Commission (CAC) General Election will be held in October 2018 and nominations are now being accepted. The deadline for receiving all relevant nomination materials is August 24.

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California Avocado Commission Secures GEM Crop Insurance Eligibility

  • Aug 01, 2018

Over the last few months the California Avocado Commission (Commission) has worked with USDA’s Risk Management Agency to pursue inclusion of the GEM variety for federal crop insurance. On August 1, 2018 the Commission learned that the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation has approved the GEM as an eligible avocado variety for crop insurance.

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Ag Worker Housing Workshop for San Luis Obispo County Farmers

  • Aug 01, 2018

The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau is hosting an Ag Worker Housing Plans workshop August 2 at the Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exchange located at 1731 Railroad Street, Oceano, CA.

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USDA California Farm Service Agency Opens Office in San Diego

  • Jun 21, 2018

In response to a high need for agricultural assistance, the United States Department of Agriculture California Farm Service Agency has opened an office in San Diego County.

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New E-newsletter Focuses on Produce Food Safety Rules

  • Jul 30, 2018

The California Department of Agriculture’s Produce Safety Program has launched a monthly e-newsletter that focuses on topics related to the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

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Training Available for New California Avocado Growers

  • Jul 23, 2018

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is hosting a six-week Avocado Production for New Growers seminar in San Diego hosted by Dr. Gary Bender and Sonia Rios.

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Carbon Farming Project Tour

  • Jul 31, 2018

The Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County is hosting a Carbon Farming project tour for growers interested in learning more about carbon farming techniques.

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Cookbook Pairs California’s Unique Regional Music with California Avocados

  • Jul 30, 2018

To celebrate and communicate to consumers that it is peak California avocado season, the California Avocado Commission has released a one-of-a-kind California Avocado Summer Soundtrack Cookbook featuring recipes inspired by various musical genres with West Coast roots.

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California Avocados Celebrated at Peak Season Foodservice Events

  • Jul 24, 2018

In June, members of the California Avocado Commission’s foodservice team attended foodservice events on both coasts in order to engage with product innovation and R&D executives about advancing healthy menu options for consumers.

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30-day weather outlook for July 31, 2018 – August 31, 2018

  • Jul 31, 2018

Summary- Strong upper high pressure will continue over the central Great Plains WSW to central and S California.

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