The California avocado industry is comprised of dedicated farmers, who take pride in growing and harvesting premium California Avocados. It is a dynamic industry, shaped by a multitude of ever-changing factors, including water, legislation, pests and diseases, crop-and-market statistics, regulations and more. The California Avocado Commission is dedicated to advocating on behalf of California avocado growers to help ensure that the best interests of growers are represented in the diverse array of industry issues.

Industry Advocacy News

Colombia Gains U.S. Access for Hass Avocado

  • Aug 15, 2017

On August 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a final rule to allow fresh Hass avocado fruit from Colombia into the continental United States. 

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FDA to Include Processed Avocados in Microbiologic Sampling Assignment

  • Aug 14, 2017

The United States Food and Drug Administration has confirmed the inclusion of processed avocados in their next round of microbiologic sampling assignments, expected to begin in 2017. Learn more. 

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Opportunities for Growers Interested in Labor Issues

  • Aug 05, 2017

The California Avocado Commission (CAC) would like to make growers who are interested in labor issues aware of two opportunities.The San Diego County Farm Bureau (SDCFB) Labor Committee is looking for interested participants to join the newly formed group. The committee will examine means of collaborating with federal officials to address immigration reform, discuss state labor rules and labor...

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Commission Negotiates Reduced Ag Water Rate Increase in Ventura County Waterworks District 1

  • Mar 15, 2017

In January, the California Avocado Commission was asked by Moorpark area growers to help in a pending water rate increase for Ventura County Waterworks District 1 (VCWD1). Learn more about the negotiation process and results.

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Grower Workshop to Focus on CAC’s New Food Safety Manual

  • Dec 06, 2016

The California Avocado Commission has modified its food safety program and manual to align with the Primus GFS standard. To assist California avocado growers in becoming GFS certified, the Commission will host food safety grower workshops that provide training on the new CAC Food Safety Manual. Learn more.

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Workshops to Discuss Draft 2017 Agricultural Order

  • Nov 09, 2016

The Central Coast Water Board will hold two free workshops in November to discuss the Draft 2017 Agricultural Order. A third session will be held in December to provide status updates and solicit public comment.

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