Industry News

Field Appointments with Federal Relief Personnel for Industry Members Impacted by Recent Wildfires and Santa Ana Winds

  • Dec 09, 2017

The California Avocado Commission and University of California Cooperative Extension are coordinating with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service on the availability of field appointments for growers who have been impacted by the Thomas Fire. 

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CDFA Decision Makes the Harvest of Windfall Fruit Illegal

  • Dec 04, 2017

The Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule prohibits the distribution of produce that drops to the ground before harvesting. The Commission just received notification that effective November 21, 2017, the California Code of Regulations no longer allows for maturity testing of avocados after a wind fall event, making any harvesting of wind fall avocados illegal. 

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California Bee Publication Now Available

  • Nov 15, 2017

The University of California Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources recently released a new guide entitled, “Common Bees in California Gardens” that may be of interest to California avocado growers.

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Hass Avocado Board Appointments Announced

  • Nov 14, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced the Hass Avocado Board appointments.

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Crop Insurance Deadline — November 30

  • Nov 14, 2017

The deadline for California avocado growers to apply for 2019 crop insurance is November 30. The same deadline applies to those who are making changes to their existing crop insurance coverage.

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Ventura County Water Tour November 9

  • Oct 31, 2017

The Ninth Annual Ventura County Water Tour will take place on November 9 and provide attendees with a behind-the-scenes guided tour of water supply and treatment facilities to anyone interested in water supply issues.

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