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.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is offering assistance to growers, farmers and ranchers affected by the recent California wildfires. NRCS is making $4 million available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which covers erosion control and water quality practices on eligible cropland, rangeland and nonindustrial private forestland.
Throughout the year, even during the off-season, California avocado fans are eager for new avocado usage ideas they can incorporate into their meals, holiday menus and share with friends on social media channels.
The California Avocado Commission has utilized consumer tracking studies for more than 20 years to assess consumer preferences, attitudes and usage of the fruit. The 2017 Avocado Tracking Study, conducted online by Temra Wald Consulting, was completed by nearly 2,000 adult avocado purchasers.
Summary- The MJO Cycle will be in its inactive phase until about 20-22nd. During the inactive phase, there will be support for more upper high pressure near the coast and into central California and S California, along with above normal temperatures. As the MJO becomes more active, we will see more of a normal increase in frontal passage through California, and at least a short period of seasonable rainfall during the last 9 days or so of January.