GreenSheet | November 1, 2017

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

Ventura County Water Tour November 9

  • Oct 31, 2017

The Ninth Annual Ventura County Water Tour will take place on November 9 and provide attendees with a behind-the-scenes guided tour of water supply and treatment facilities to anyone interested in water supply issues.

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San Diego Farm and Nursery Expo

  • Oct 13, 2017

The San Diego Third Annual Farm and Nursery Expo will be held Wednesday, November 8 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds The free event will host a diverse range of exhibitors, vendors and seminar speakers.

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ICE Plans to Increase Workplace Enforcement Actions, Update on Immigration Legislation

  • Oct 27, 2017

As reported recently, the Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan announced that he has instructed Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative unit of ICE, to increase work site enforcement “by four to five times." It’s important as an employer that you are following all existing labor laws for all your employees and are aware of your legal responsibilities and rights as an employer.

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Crop Insurance Survey

  • Oct 25, 2017

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking input from growers across the nation concerning crop insurance. Those who complete the survey will receive $20.

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Results of Ag Labor Survey Released

  • Oct 28, 2017

The California Farm Bureau Federation has released the findings from its Agricultural Labor Availability Survey 2017 online. Fifty-five percent of all respondents had experienced employee shortages and of those reporting shortages, 36 percent were tree fruit growers. Learn more about the survey results.

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2017-18 Avocado Release Dates

  • Oct 25, 2017

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Avocado Inspection Program (AIP) has announced the avocado release dates for the 2017/2018 season, including release dates for the Gem variety.

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CAC Joins Nearly 100,000 California Avocado Fans at Carpinteria Festival

  • Oct 27, 2017

The Commission joined more than 100,000 California avocado fans at the 31st Annual California Avocado Festival in Carpinteria. 

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30-Day Weather Outlook for October 30, 2017, to November 30, 2017

  • Oct 31, 2017

Summary- The wet (troughing) part of the MJO Cycle will dominate during Nov 3-12. Rains occur in N, central and S California during this period, and some locally heavy rains are possible. Support exists in the sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTA) field for a long wave trough in the east-central North Pacific 140-145W, and a trough around 120-105W (central and S California E through the southern Rockies), and in the east-central US.

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