GreenSheet | November 17, 2023

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

Hass Avocados Removed as Host in Queensland Fruit Fly Quarantine

  • Nov 16, 2023

The California Avocado Commission indicated it would work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to remove Hass avocados as a host for the Queensland Fruit Fly quarantine and the USDA has informed CAC that Hass avocados have been removed as a host for the Queensland Fruit Fly quarantine that includes parts of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

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2022 California Avocado Commission Annual Report Available Online

  • Nov 14, 2023

The California Avocado Commission’s 2022 Annual Report is available on the California avocado growers’ website. The 2022 Annual Report includes the Commission’s audited financial statements for 2021-22 and ten-year industry statistics.

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Fall 2023 Issue of From the Grove Available Online

  • Nov 13, 2023

The latest issue of the California Avocado Commission’s quarterly From the Grove publication is now available online.

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USDA Seeks Input Concerning How to Help U.S. Specialty Crops Remain Competitive

  • Nov 09, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a new “Specialty Crops Competitiveness Initiative” to assist this sector in light of the challenges presented by recent natural disasters and disruptions in the markets due to COVID. The program seeks input from specialty crop growers to better assess needs and challenges, how USDA programs can be improved and what research topics will help minimize costs and maximize returns.

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Commission Showcases California Avocados and New Staff at Global Produce and Floral Show

  • Nov 08, 2023

Members of the Commission attended the nation’s largest produce show — the International Fresh Produce Association Global Produce and Floral Show — which gathers industry leaders from across the U.S. and provides the Commission with an opportunity to showcase the California Avocados brand, while encouraging demand for the fruit with key retail decision makers.

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