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.
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.
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.
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.