Ag Alert, the weekly newspaper of the California Farm Bureau Federation, recently published a commentary by John Krist, chief executive officer of the Farm Bureau of Ventura County, concerning the role avocado groves and orchards played during the Thomas Fire.
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 and has added additional meeting dates in March to meet demand.
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.