IRVINE, CALIF. – The California Department of Food and Agriculture recently completed a state-mandated referendum vote that determined the California Avocado Commission is approved to continue in operation for the next five years.

By law, a continuation vote among eligible commercial California avocado producers must be held every five years. This year’s voting results showed that 75% of voting producers support continuation of CAC for another five years, well above the legally required percentage. This is the ninth reaffirming referendum since the establishment of the California Avocado Commission in 1978.

“California avocado growers have clearly affirmed the value they see in the California Avocado Commission,” said Rob Grether, chairman of the CAC board of directors. “This vote allows the Board and management of the Commission to continue their critical work of bolstering grower viability through innovative marketing, industry affairs, production research and grower education.”