Last week CCM President Casey Creamer, Director of Governmental Affairs Jacob Villagomez and Board Chairman Jared Plumlee traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with USDA and members of Congress to discuss the citrus industry’s biggest priorities. Our team also held multiple meetings on Capitol Hill with the staff of Senate and House Ag Appropriations Committees as well as multiple Congressional/Senatorial offices to discuss the citrus industry’s challenges and Farm Bill funding as it pertains to the Specialty Crop Program. CCM is committed to keeping pressure on Congress before the farm bill’s expiration in September 2023
The CCM team was also joined by staff from Florida and Texas Citrus Mutuals. Together these three organizations make up the National Citrus Council. The Council met with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for a citrus industry sector meeting to discuss trade, cultural issues and recent weather challenges.
While in D.C. the Council held an event called Taste of Sunshine. During this meet and greet event members of congress, capitol hill staff and administrative officials were invited to come enjoy the flavors of U.S. grown citrus and learn more about the industry.
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