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The availability for skilled farm labor throughout agriculture continues to be an issue of concern. The California Avocado Commission is hosting seminars to discuss skilled labor concerns affecting the industry. Learn more.

The Summer 2017 issue of From the Grove is now available online.

On August 15, CAPCA ED is hosting a Continuing Education Seminar that may be of interest to California avocado growers. CAPCA ED is offering a half-day rate ($50) for growers who would be interested in attending the shot hole borer portion of the seminar only.

The nomination period for county committees of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) begins June 15. County committees are composed of farmers and ranchers elected by other producers in their communities.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is providing farmers with a means of reviewing the new and improved NASS Census of Agriculture online. Learn more.

The 2016-17 grower crop survey responses have been compiled and the results of the California avocado mid-season crop estimate update are now available online. Learn more.

The 2016 California Avocado Acreage Inventory survey is complete and results are available online. Learn more about the 2016 results and industry trends.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Avocado Inspection Program has announced the 2016/2017 season release dates for Reed avocados.

The Avocado Inspection Committee (AIC) is responsible for making recommendations to the California Secretary of Food and Agriculture concerning matters pertaining to the California Avocado Inspection Program. This program ensures that California avocados meet the quality standards established by the industry.

Growers are encouraged to participate in the Census of Agriculture, which provides confidential data used to shape the policies, services and assistance programs that affect those in the agricultural industry. Learn more about the Census.

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