California avocado growers in San Diego County are encouraged to complete the Frost/Heat Damage Assessment Form to report crop damage experienced by the recent extreme temperature events. The Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures is gathering data via this form that will help the county determine estimated damage assessment costs for emergency assistance. The form can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For assistance, contact 858.694.2739.
Growers who have experienced crop damage also can reach out to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Agency for potential resources and support. FSA can be reached at 760.347.3675. The FSA loan department contact, Sherrie Hodges, can be reached at 661.281.2755. For additional resources, visit the Crop Disaster Assistance and Tree Assistance Program webpages.