GreenSheet | September 1, 2021

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

DEADLINE EXTENDED: CAC Grower Profitability Study - Respond By September 15

  • Aug 31, 2021

The deadline to complete and return the anonymous grower profitability survey has been extended to September 15, 2021. If you are a commercial avocado grower (currently paying assessments to CAC), you should have received the mailed survey in early August.

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Produce Safety Training Sessions Available

  • Aug 31, 2021

The Farm Employers Labor Service, in partnership with the Safe Food Alliance, is hosting produce safety training sessions required for produce growers in accordance with the Food Safety Modernization Act. Learn more.

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Free Agriculture Field Supervisor Training Available

  • Aug 31, 2021

Ventura College is offering a series of free bilingual Agriculture Field Supervisor Training courses. For those who complete all three required courses, a State Approved Certificate will be available.

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New Webinar Addresses California Avocado Fertility

  • Aug 30, 2021

The California Avocado Commission is hosting a new free webinar — Avocado Fertility; Right Time, Right Source, Right Rate, Right Place — on September 15 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Learn more about this webinar.

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Applications Open for Organic Certification Funding Assistance

  • Aug 27, 2021

The Organic Certification Cost Share Program provides cost share assistance to producers and handlers who are applying for or maintaining organic certification under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program. OCCSP is currently accepting applications for eligible certification expenses paid between October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021.

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Disaster Assistance Available for Producers Impacted by Wildfires and Drought

  • Aug 27, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made technical and financial assistance available to California producers affected by the ongoing, severe drought and recent wildfires. This article provides a summary of available assistance programs

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USDA Updates Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

  • Aug 26, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has updated the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 to address gaps in pandemic assistance, provide greater flexibility that addresses applicants’ unique circumstances and provide a more equitable program.

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San Diego County Water Authority and Mission Resource Conservation District Offer Resources

  • Aug 26, 2021

In light of the extended severe drought conditions, the San Diego County Water Authority and Mission Resource Conservation District are providing a number of resources to assist producers in San Diego County.

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Commission Showcases California Avocados at PMA Foodservice Conference and Expo

  • Aug 26, 2021

From July 21 – 22, the California Avocado Commission showcased the benefits and value of fresh California avocados on the menu to culinary and produce decision-makers at the Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo in Monterey, California. This event marked the first time in nearly two years the PMA hosted an in-person industry gathering.

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California Avocado Summer Drive-in Movie Event Celebrates the Golden State Fruit

  • Aug 18, 2021

To celebrate California Avocado Month, the California Avocado Commission hosted the quintessential summer event — a drive-in movie night at Brea Mall where guests could enjoy a Southern California classic, Angels in the Outfield. 

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