GreenSheet | March 1, 2018

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

AB 450 – What it Means to Your Operations

  • Feb 21, 2018

This article, courtesy of the Saqui Law Group, provides growers with information concerning enforcement of AB 450, the "Immigrant Worker Protection Act" and Notices of Inspection.

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Farm Bureau Article Discusses the Role of Avocado Groves in Fighting Fires

  • Mar 01, 2018

Ag Alert, the weekly newspaper of the California Farm Bureau Federation, recently published a commentary by John Krist, chief executive officer of the Farm Bureau of Ventura County, concerning the role avocado groves and orchards played during the Thomas Fire.

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Pine Tree Ranch Field Day: Focus on Food Safety

  • Feb 15, 2018

To help California avocado growers prepare for these random inspections, the California Avocado Commission is holding a field day at our Pine Tree Ranch demonstration grove to provide growers an understanding on Produce Safety Rule implementation requirements.

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Farm Service Agency Opens Temporary Santa Paula Office for Those Affected by Fire and Mudslides

  • Feb 26, 2018

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that a temporary satellite office will be opened in Santa Paula to further assist growers impacted by the Thomas Fire and mudslides and has added additional meeting dates in March to meet demand.

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Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Applications Now Available

  • Feb 22, 2018

San Diego County’s agricultural conservation program — known as the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Program — compensates property owners for placing a perpetual easement on their property that limits future uses to agriculture. Applications for the program are now available.

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Fire Recovery Best Management Practices Program

  • Feb 13, 2018

Landowners impacted by the Thomas Fire are able to apply for erosion control materials they need to help mitigate fire-based erosion on their properties. The deadline to appply is March 19, 2018.

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Hit the Beach and Enjoy California Avocados at the Popup on the Pier Event

  • Feb 27, 2018

Fans of Smorgasburg LA, the year-round Sunday market in Downtown Los Angeles that features food from some of the city’s most exciting vendors, will have the opportunity to taste the best of Smorgasburg LA on Westside turf — at the Santa Monica Pier. California avocados will be featured on the menus of 10 select vendors.

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30-Day Weather Outlook for February 26, 2018, to March 26, 2018

  • Feb 28, 2018

Summary- The MJO Cycle was heading into an inactive phase on Feb 26. This should discourage development of storms and active fronts into California during March 4-10.

Support continues in the mid-latitude Pacific sea surface temperature field, for high pressure just south of the Aleutians, and increased westerlies into the Pacific Northwest coast and N California during the first part of March.

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