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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
California avocado growers interested in learning more about where Ventura County gets its water and how the drought is impacting the agricultural industry are encouraged to register for the Ventura County Water Tour.