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Sharwil Avocado Shipments to the Mainland: Informational Meeting

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Event date: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:00
Full Address: 
79-7381 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, HI 96750
Venue: 
Kona Cooperative Extension Service
Cost: 
Free
Contact Phone Number: 
808-322-4892
Details: 

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UH-CTAHR’s Risk Management Hawaii (RMH) program and the Hawaii Avocado Association will be co-hosting an informational meeting on the new U.S. Department of Agriculture rules for “Shipment of Hawaii Sharwil Avocados to the Mainland”.  This is a second opportunity since 1992, for commercial growers and processors to ship Sharwil avocados to the mainland.  

To reduce risk and capitalize on this critical opportunity, Representatives of USDA/APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) and ARS (Agricultural Research Service) will lead an explanation and discussion of the requirements of the new rules and the terms of the Compliance Agreements that will be required of commercial avocado growers and of packing-houses for Mainland shipments.

Background:  Last fall the USDA issued its “final rule” governing shipment of Hawaii Sharwil avocados to the Mainland.  Under this new rule for the first time in more than 20 years the shipment of untreated Hawaii Sharwil avocados will be allowed to 32 Northern-tier states and the District of Columbia.  Shipments will be limited to the period from November 1st and March 31st, and will be subject to the requirements of “final rule” and the terms of written Compliance Agreements developed by USDA/APHIS.