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15 03, 2018

An Exciting 2018 Citrus Showcase!

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Exciting is the best way to describe last week’s Citrus Showcase with over 1,500 people, 130 booths, 3 important workshops, and 1 entertaining and informative luncheon speaker. As the largest citrus specific conference and trade show in California, Citrus Showcase continues to be a high demand event! Our Largest Lunch Program Yet The Citrus Showcase [...]

15 03, 2018

A Lousy Legal Week Chapter 2

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease, Trade|0 Comments

Now that we fully read the Argentine decision and consulted with the law firm, it is obvious that arguing science and economics are non-starters.  Additionally, an injunctive appeal being successful is highly speculative and an expedited appeal would take at least a year or season.  That being said, the judge giving USDA latitude on the [...]

15 03, 2018

State Board of Food and Ag Focus for Policy Discussion

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

Last week The Chair for the industry’s pest and disease management program, Jim Gordon, and CCM’s Joel Nelsen traveled to Sacramento for an information session with the State Board on the ACP/HLB effort. “The timing was perfect,” notes Nelsen, “given the Judge’s ruling the previous week on emergency eradication efforts.  We were able to lay [...]

15 03, 2018

State Attorney General and Chlorpyrifos

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Pesticides|0 Comments

The decision last year by EPA Administrator Pruitt not to issue a registration decision canceling the label for Chlorpyrifos was met by an outcry from the activists and a legal response by several state attorney generals. (Surprise – California being one) CCM met with a senior attorney for the filing and strongly cautioned the office [...]

15 03, 2018

Heat Illness Prevention in Indoor Places of Employment – Meeting with Director Christine Baker

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

CCM participated in a meeting with the Department of Industrial Relations’ Director, Christine Baker on February 28th along with a coalition of agriculture associations regarding the latest draft of the proposed regulation for heat illness prevention for indoor places of work.  CCM successfully proposed to DIR that the scope and application be limited to employees [...]

15 03, 2018

ACP Field Crew Trainings

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: Events, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual and the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program are offering FREE training workshops conducted in Spanish and designed to teach front line crew how to mitigate spreading Asian citrus psyllids in the field. Trainings in Visalia, Porterville, and Bakersfield are taking place next week. Target audiences for these trainings are crew bosses, [...]

15 03, 2018

Produce Haulers Get Another 90-Day Electronic Logging Waiver

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

Truckers hauling agricultural commodities have another three months of freedom from the Department of Transportation’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on March 13 an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the electronic logging device rule for agriculture-related transportation, five days before the current waiver [...]

1 03, 2018

IMPORTANT! 2018 Bulk Citrus Exhibits Due March 16

By | March 1st, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

CCM has been notified that there is a large percentage of growers who have not yet completed and returned their 2018 Asian citrus psyllid exhibit form.  This form must be submitted to CDFA no later than March 16, 2018.  All growers must have a compliance agreement on file with CDFA in order to move bulk [...]

1 03, 2018

See You At Next Week’s Citrus Showcase!

By | March 1st, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Join us on March 8, 2018 at the Visalia Convention Center for the largest citrus specific conference and trade show in California! CCM’s Annual Citrus Showcase features multiple educational workshops, a trade show of over 100 exhibitors, and a popular luncheon program. Click here to see the 2018 Citrus Showcase Program Flyer. Doors open at 7:30 [...]

1 03, 2018

UC Davis NOx Report – Chapter 3

By | March 1st, 2018|Categories: Nitrates|0 Comments

A conference call was held with the UC Davis Ag Dean last week who assembled her communications team and several of the researchers that participated in writing the controversial report.  (Notably, the lead author did not show) Participating with CCM were colleagues from Western Plant Health, California Cotton Growers, and Western Agricultural Processors Association. “Our [...]