In February, the California Avocado Commission invited California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross to tour California avocado groves in Ventura County affected by the Thomas Fire.
The California Avocado Commission will hold its 2018 Annual Meetings in Temecula, Ventura and San Luis Obispo this March. The meetings will cover important updates concerning the Commission and the avocado industry, and input from industry stakeholders is highly encouraged.
California avocado growers located in San Diego County are encouraged to complete the 2017 Crop Report Questionnaire. The data from this questionnaire is utilized in the Crop Statistics and Annual Report for San Diego County and is used to help make policy decisions affecting the industry.
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.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is offering assistance to growers, farmers and ranchers affected by the recent California wildfires. NRCS is making $4 million available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which covers erosion control and water quality practices on eligible cropland, rangeland and...
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