GreenSheet | January 17, 2018

Read the latest GreenSheet for up-to-the-minute California avocado industry news, research and information.

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

  • Jan 17, 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.

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Winter Issue of From the Grove Available Online

  • Jan 08, 2018

The latest issue of From the Grove is now available online at the California avocado growers website.

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Environmental Quality Incentives Program Offers Fire-Recovery Assistance

  • Jan 12, 2018

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.

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Growers Encouraged to Complete 2017 Census of Agriculture

  • Jan 12, 2018

In light of the impacts caused by floods, fires and mudslides the National Agricultural Statistics Service encourages California avocado growers to complete NASS’ online 2017 Census of Agriculture.

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Labor Laws and Regulations Workshops for Growers and Labor Contractors

  • Jan 08, 2018

AgSafe will host a series of daylong workshops concerning agricultural laws and regulations. The workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish. Learn more.

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California Avocado Social Media Posts Keep Fans Engaged During the Off-season

  • Jan 12, 2018

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.

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2017 Avocado Tracking Study Results

  • Jan 15, 2018

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.

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30-Day Weather Outlook for January 14, 2018, to February 14, 2018

  • Jan 16, 2018

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.

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