Industry News

Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops Address New Regulations

  • Aug 18, 2017

The UC Integrated Pest Management Program and AgSafe are offering Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops that qualify participants to train fieldworkers and pesticide handlers according to the revised Worker Protection Standards. The workshops are designed for ag supervisors, growers, farm labor contractors, safety managers and safety trainers.

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Support Local Vendors at the 11th Annual Morro Bay Avocado Festival

  • Aug 16, 2017

After record-breaking attendance last year, Morro Bay is expanding its Annual Avocado and Margarita Street Festival to accommodate its ever-growing fan base. The California Avocado Commission is once again an event sponsor and will have a booth at the festival so we encourage growers to visit the festival and support our Central Coast growers.

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Healthy Soils Grant Workshop for California Avocado Growers

  • Aug 16, 2017

The CDFA’s new Healthy Soils Incentives Program will provide up to $3.75 million in grants to California growers and ranchers for use in agricultural management practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve soil health. A new workshop will help growers interested in applying for a grant.

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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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Hass Avocado Board Seeks to Fill Two Alternate Producer Vacancies

  • Aug 05, 2017

The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is seeking to fill two producer alternate vacancies. The 12-member HAB Board — which operates under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture — promotes the consumption of Hass avocados in the U.S., represents domestic producers and importers of Hass avocados and directs HAB’s promotions, research and information programs.

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