GreenSheet | July 1, 2021

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

EQIP Funds Available to Help Alleviate Drought Impacts

  • Jun 29, 2021

In response to the current drought conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering nearly $22.8 million in funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. The application deadline is July 12.

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New COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Go Into Effect

  • Jun 22, 2021

On June 17, the new Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards went into effect. Employers should be aware of these updates as the new rules lift many of the COVID restrictions for fully vaccinated employees.

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Santa Barbara County Ag Pass Program and Training Available

  • Jun 30, 2021

The Ag Pass program provides firefighters and law enforcement officers with a means of identifying vetted commercial growers and their employees during wildfires or similar disasters. Those who possess an Ag Pass may potentially be given limited emergency access to their farm/ranch in order to protect or care for agricultural assets and/or to help provide emergency personnel with information.

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GEM Observations and Recommendations from Brokaw Nursery

  • Jun 25, 2021

In response to California avocado growers’ questions concerning the GEM variety of avocado, the Brokaw Nursery, LLC has shared some observations and recommendations based on their experience with the GEM tree. They are summarized in this article.

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Foodservice Restaurants Celebrate California Avocado Season

  • Jun 23, 2021

Throughout the summer, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos and Nordstrom Restaurant Group are celebrating the California avocado season with new menu items and messaging showcasing the California difference.

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Retail Promotions Drive California Avocado Sales During Peak Season

  • Jun 18, 2021

As the California avocado season moves into full swing, retail promotions with targeted retailers pique consumers’ interest in the fruit as harvesting volumes swell during the height of the season. This article showcases a few examples of California avocado promotions that took place from April into mid-June

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