Our mission is to promote and preserve the sustainability of the California citrus grower. We do this by providing a forum for citrus growers to identify our collective needs and advocating for practical solutions internally and across government.
- Credibly represent the needs of the California citrus grower to state and federal elected officials and policy makers.
- Foster communication and cooperation between all segments of the citrus industry.
- Deliver relevant, timely, and unbiased information to the membership.
Our members are citrus growers. Collectively they grow oranges, lemons, mandarins, and grapefruit across roughly 250,000 acres in California. They provide Californian’s and the world with the highest quality fresh citrus, are a critical economic sector for our rural communities, and provide ladders of opportunities for their hard working employees and their families.
California Citrus Mutual was founded by growers in 1977 as a non-profit trade association and is headquartered in Exeter, California. These growers understood that a collective and cohesive voice would help them overcome the significant challenges that faced the industry at the time. Over the years, our mission has expanded to meet the changing needs of the industry.