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The GreenSheet e-newsletter is the California Avocado Commission's (CAC) primary means of sharing important, up-to-the-minute California avocado industry news, research and information on a semi-monthly basis. The GreenSheet is also sent to California avocado stakeholders on an as-needed basis to alert industry members of adverse weather events, critical pest updates or time-sensitive legislative issues.

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Greensheet Archive June, 2014

TOPICS:
New GAP Online Module Helps Growers Evaluate Current Food Safety Practices; Resources for Fire Damage Recovery; Senate Passes Drought Relief Bill, Heads to House of Representatives; CAS Seeking Nominations for Award of Honor and the Oliver Atkins Award of Excellence; Luncheon Highlights Kid-Appeal of California Avocado Snacks; Future Culinary Trend Setters Join the California Avocado Throw Down; Consumer Ads Designed to Spur Demand for California Avocados; Baja Fresh and La Salsa Showcase California Avocados; CAC Staff Broaden Their Network with Women in the Global Produce Supply Chain

Greensheet Archive May, 2014

TOPICS:
New 2012 Census of Agriculture Reveals California Led the Nation in Agricultural Sales Dollars; Learn About the Latest Developments in Avocado Rootstocks; Organic Pest Management and Plant Health Seminar; Irrigation, Salinity Management and New Tree Planting Demonstration June 26; Thousands of Avocado Fans from Across the U.S. Attend Fallbrook Avocado Festival; Avocado Breakfast and Snack Recipes a Success at California Dietetic Association Conference; Fresh California Avocados Featured in Habit Burger and Shari’s this Spring; CAC RMDs Connect with 1,200 Key Industry Decision Makers
TOPICS:
CAC’s Annual Grower Crop Estimate Survey: Responses Due May 7; Two Alternate Handler Vacancies on CAC’s Board of Directors; CAC’s Annual Meeting Presentation Available; Avocado Demonstration Part of UCCE Day of Celebration; Drought Assistance Available for Avocado Growers; Avocado Inspection Committee Vacancies; @CA_Avocados Listed as must-follow Instagram Page by Popular Website; California Fresh Snacking Recipe Brochure Available; Consumer Advertising Campaign Promotes Premium Attributes of California Avocados; POS Materials Encourage Consumers to Choose California Avocados Throughout the Season

Greensheet Archive April, 2014

TOPICS:
Avocado Problem Solver Field Guide Survey; GAP Rebate Deadline for First-time Submissions: April 30; CAC Continues to Advocate for Growers During Drought Emergency; PSHB Exploration in Vietnam; CAC Launches 2014 Season with 100-calorie Avocado Snack Recipes; CAC's First Consumer Blog Launched; Spring Avocado Recipe Page Has a Fresh Look; Foodservice Chains' Limited-time-offers Kick Off California Avocado Season; Networking, Awards and Opportunities at the Produce for Better Health Annual Conference; Retail Merchandising Director Meetings with Retailers Build California Avocado Sales Momentum
TOPICS:
California Avocado Commission 2012-13 Annual Report Now Available; From the Grove Spring 2014 Issue Now Available Online; Update Concerning Commercial Avocado Grove PSHB Find; Upcoming PSHB and Fusarium Dieback Professional Development Training; Clarification of Clean Water Exclusions and Exemptions for Agriculture; Drought’s Effect on Soil Toxins; Control Castor Bean for Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer Management; Harnessing the Celebrity of Artisan Chefs to Build California Avocado Awareness; Avocado Breakfast Inspiration for American Culinary Federation Attendees; Retail Trade Ad Campaign Launches in Early April

Greensheet Archive March, 2014

TOPICS:
Pine Tree Ranch Demonstration Grove Field Day - Persea Mite and Avocado Thrips Control; Avocado Theft Protection Critical Right Now; HAB Elections to Take Place Earlier this Year; Index Fresh Offering Farm Labor Seminar; ABCs of Horticulture Seminar Now Open for Registration; New Avocado Snacking Recipes Developed to Kick Off California Avocado Season; PMA and Sesame Workshop Launch Fruit and Veggie Promotions for Children; Independent Retailer Outreach; California Avocado Fans Share Their Love for Avocados
TOPICS:
Commercial Avocado Grove PSHB Find; California Avocado Inspection Committee Seeks Grower and Handler Committee Members; Workshop on Ground Squirrel Control; CAC Officials Attend Monthly Avocado Tasting Event; Pam Anderson’s One-Dish Avocado Recipes Featured in Spring Supermarket Registered Dietitian Tool Kit; Consumer Magazines Spreading the Love for Avocados; CAC Retains High Profile with FPFC Dinner Dance Sponsorship; Improving Leadership through Staff Education

Greensheet Archive February, 2014

TOPICS:
Report Documents Agriculture’s Impact on Southern California Economy; Current California Drought Conditions; Drought Information Web Page Available; Informational Drought Sessions for Growers; Republicans Reveal Immigration Reform ‘Principles’; Farm Bill Passes Senate Vote; Redesigned Welcome Email Provides California Avocado Fans with Fresh Information; Marketing Programs Achieve Second Highest Crop Value in CAC History; AvoScore Cards Help Retail Marketing Directors Deliver Avocado Sales Insights to Retailers
TOPICS:
Remembering Ernest Robert Righetti; Governor Brown Declares Drought Emergency; California Water Action Plan Released; More Than 100 Attend Field Day at Demonstration Grove; World Ag Expo Seminars of Interest to Avocado Growers; CAC’s Website Keeps Consumers Engaged with New Recipes; California Avocado Commission Receives PRism Award for Blogger Efforts

Greensheet Archive January, 2014

TOPICS:
Seminar: Avocado Production for New Growers; Growing Avocados in Israel: What Can We Learn from the Israeli Experience?; Plant Breeding RFP; Early Thrips and Persea Mite Monitoring Recommended; Fungal Foam Being Tested Against Ambrosia Beetles; View TV Coverage Concerning Drought and State Meeting to Address Water Issues; Impact of Colorado River Region’s Fourteen-year Drought; Recent Actions by House Leadership Could Signal Interest in Immigration Reform; Leveraging Avocado Nutrition Research and Data to Appeal to Health-Conscious Consumers; Trade Public Relations Activities Build Retailer Awareness of California Avocado Commission Programs; CAC Sponsors Breakfast Discussion at New York Produce Show and Conference; Redesigned Consumer Emails Lead to 62,000 More Subscribers and Greater Web Traffic

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