Industry News

Farm Bureau Article Discusses the Role of Avocado Groves in Fighting Fires

  • Mar 01, 2018

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.

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Farm Service Agency Opens Temporary Santa Paula Office for Those Affected by Fire and Mudslides

  • Feb 26, 2018

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.

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AB 450 – What it Means to Your Operations

  • Feb 21, 2018

This article, courtesy of the Saqui Law Group, provides growers with information concerning enforcement of AB 450, the "Immigrant Worker Protection Act" and Notices of Inspection.

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Secretary Ross Inspired by Optimism of California Avocado Growers

  • Feb 15, 2018

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.

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Industry Stakeholders Encouraged to Participate in Commission’s Annual Meetings

  • Feb 14, 2018

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.

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Fire Recovery Best Management Practices Program

  • Feb 13, 2018

Landowners impacted by the Thomas Fire are able to apply for erosion control materials they need to help mitigate fire-based erosion on their properties. The deadline to appply is March 19, 2018.

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