The final installment of the California Avocado Commission’s 2016-17 grower field days will feature presentations on crop estimating, reading avocado trees and energy efficiency programs for irrigation pumps. Learn more.
Based on input from the produce industry, including the California Avocado Commission, the Food and Drug Administration has re-opened the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule-making process to consider amending the Produce Safety and the Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rules.
The California Avocado Society will hold its annual meeting from October 20 – 21, 2017 in Ventura County. The two-day event will include a field tour and annual meeting with presentations from industry experts, a grower panel and award presentations.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is seeking volunteers with experience and knowledge concerning California’s specialty crop industry to join its Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Technical Review Committee to evaluate and make recommendations to the CDFA on funding proposals.
To ensure California avocado fans enjoy their favorite premium fruit before autumn returns, the California Avocado Commission highlighted the closing of the California avocado season on its social media channels from the end of July through August.
For shoppers, Supermarket Dietitians (SD) serve as a trusted resource for nutritional information and usage ideas — be it in the store, on social media, in print or on the television. To ensure consumers have a variety of California avocado recipes and information available to them, the California Avocado Commission partners with targeted retail SDs on a wide range of promotional activities tailored specifically to each retailer and their customers.
Marketing, culinary, menu development and purchasing executives gathered at the Marriott Newport Beach Spa and Resort Hotel from August 14 – 16 for the 2017 Flavor Experience Conference. The California Avocado Commission (CAC) sponsored the event and members of the foodservice team participated.
Summary- Upper low pressure near central and southern California will continue some support for showers in the SierraNV, and possibly also in southern California. Another tropical cyclone is suggested to move into W Mexico on September 17-19th, producing rains in Sinaloa/Sonora, thence into S Arizona and New Mexico. The active trough in California will tend to steer the tropical cyclone into W Mexico and New Mexico rather than into S California.