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US: Calavo Growers makes statement on fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara

A statement from Calavo Growers Chairman, president and chief executive officer Lee E. Cole on the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara:

“Our thoughts are with those whose lives and properties have been impacted by the recent California fires, including some of Calavo’s own employees and growers.

“Calavo is a proud and longstanding member of the Ventura County community with multiple facilities located in Santa Paula, most notably its corporate headquarters. Thankfully, none of our facilities sustained damage and disruption to operations was minimal."

“It is important to note that Calavo is not an avocado grower itself, and does not own any farmland in the region. However, we anticipate that there will be some effect on our local growers’ seasonal avocado crops. We are and will continue to closely monitor the situation, but it is too early to assess what impact the fire will have on the California avocado harvest.”

Publication date: 12/13/2017


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