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.
To help California avocado growers prepare for these random inspections, the California Avocado Commission is holding a field day at our Pine Tree Ranch demonstration grove to provide growers an understanding on Produce Safety Rule implementation requirements.
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.
San Diego County’s agricultural conservation program — known as the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Program — compensates property owners for placing a perpetual easement on their property that limits future uses to agriculture. Applications for the program are now available.
Fans of Smorgasburg LA, the year-round Sunday market in Downtown Los Angeles that features food from some of the city’s most exciting vendors, will have the opportunity to taste the best of Smorgasburg LA on Westside turf — at the Santa Monica Pier. California avocados will be featured on the menus of 10 select vendors.
Summary- The MJO Cycle was heading into an inactive phase on Feb 26. This should discourage development of storms and active fronts into California during March 4-10.
Support continues in the mid-latitude Pacific sea surface temperature field, for high pressure just south of the Aleutians, and increased westerlies into the Pacific Northwest coast and N California during the first part of March.