Alyssa Houtby

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About Alyssa Houtby

Alyssa currently serves as Director of Public Affairs for CCM. Feel free to email her at: alyssa@cacitrusmutual.com.
14 06, 2018

DPR to List Chlorpyrifos as a Toxic Air Contaminant

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Pesticides, Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

On June 12, 2018, the Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants (SRP) unanimously approved the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) staff report that will list chlorpyrifos as a toxic air contaminant.  According to their report, chlorpyrifos may pose a public health risk as a toxic air contaminant based on its assessment of the [...]

14 06, 2018

Last Week to Register for CRB Grower Seminar Series

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: |0 Comments

The CRB and UC Cooperative Extension Seminar Series is June 26-27.  The deadline to register is Monday, June 18. Continuing Education Credits are available. Palm Desert – June 26 Santa Paula – June 27 Exeter – June 28 Click here for more information and to register.

14 06, 2018

Legislature Commits to Moving Forward a Solution for Clean Drinking Water

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Nitrates, Politics, Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Over the past several months, CCM has been closely engaged with the effort to provide growers liability protection against the State Water Resources Control Board for nitrate contamination of groundwater.  As we have chronicled in the Market Memo, SB 623 (Monning, D – Carmel) is the vehicle to achieve the desired result.  Simply, the bill [...]

14 06, 2018

Senate Ag Committee Advances Farm Bill

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Politics, Research|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday passed the Agriculture Improvement Act by a vote of 20 - 1.  Majority Leader McConnell has committed to consider the bill prior to the 4th of July congressional work period.  For the citrus industry and the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, many of our policy and resource request were accepted [...]

14 06, 2018

State Budget Deal Includes $12.5 million for Citrus Industry

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Late last week, the budget conference committee approved $12.5 million in state funds for the California citrus industry’s ACP and HLB prevention program in the 2018-19 budget. The legislature is under a constitutional deadline to pass a budget by this Friday, June 15. Last year, CCM worked to secure $10 million in state funds for [...]

14 06, 2018

Why Support the CCM Political Action Committee?

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Events, Politics|Tags: |0 Comments

A majority of Californians may have supported a very liberal gubernatorial candidate in the primary election, but the outcome of several senate and assembly races statewide suggest voters are fed up with the political norm.  A Senator in the Inland Empire was recalled by a plurality voters in his district and will be replaced by [...]

22 12, 2017

Press Release: Mother Nature Delivers Early Christmas Present for Valley Citrus

By | December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Media Contact: Alyssa Houtby, Director of Government Affairs (559) 592-3790 Mother Nature Delivers Early Christmas Present for Valley Citrus Crop December 22, 2017, Exeter, CA - Temperatures throughout most of the Central Valley citrus belt failed to reach predicted lows Thursday night and Friday morning.  In the coldest of areas, temperatures dipped to 26 degrees, although [...]

21 12, 2017

Valley citrus growers welcome warm temperatures

By | December 21st, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Media Contact: Alyssa Houtby, Director of Government Affairs (559) 592-3790 Warm overnight temperatures a welcomed surprise for Valley citrus growers   December 21, 2017, Exeter, CA - Cold temperatures failed to materialize as forecast in the Central Valley citrus belt.  Growers report that overnight lows dropped to the low 30s and stayed well within the "sweet spot" [...]

17 11, 2017

Fall UCCE San Joaquin Valley Citrus Meeting Scheduled for Nov. 29

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry, Events|0 Comments

The Fall UCCE San Joaquin Valley Citrus Meeting is scheduled for November 29, 2017, at the Kearney Agriculture Research And Extension Center in Parlier, beginning at 8:30 AM and concluding at 1:00 p.m.  Lunch is provided and continuing education credits have been requested. Click here for more information and to view the meeting agenda.

17 11, 2017

CCM Board Chairman Announces Committee Chairs

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

CCM Board Chairman Curt Holmes has announced the chairs of the CCM standing committees for 2017-18. “These volunteers have experience in the subject area and on the CCM Board. We are lucky to have them step up and lead our discussions in areas of critical importance to the California citrus industry,” says Holmes. The Government [...]