In last week's edition of the Market Memo, you read that President Trump signed the Phase One Agreement with China. China agreed to purchase at least $40 billion annually over two years of U.S. agricultural products. CCM has been in close contact with our representatives and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) about the seriousness [...]
On January 10, 2020, Governor Newsom released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-2021. If approved, it will be the largest state budget in California history at $222 billion. Now that it has been introduced, the Legislature will begin holding committee hearings on the items proposed in anticipation of the May budget revision. The Legislature [...]
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (District), Natural Resources Conservation Service, and various Central Valley agricultural organizations invite you to attend a workshop on the District’s Conservation Management Practices (CMP) program. These workshops will cover both general farming and dairy-specific requirements under the CMP program with the goal of assisting growers and dairy [...]
USDA published its biannual report on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption, and stocks for citrus. The report titled, Citrus: World Markets and Trade document can be found here.
Join us on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Visalia Convention Center for the largest citrus specific conference and tradeshow in California! CCM’s Annual Citrus Showcase features multiple educational workshops, a tradeshow of over 100 exhibitors, and a popular luncheon program. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. with coffee and pastries available for all attendees. There [...]
California Farmworkers, Farmers and Regulators Join Forces to Limit Pesticide Drift in Central Valley
Bilingual Spray Safe Program Intended to Empower Workers and Improve Communications to Ensure Greater Pesticide Safety for People and Pollinators TULARE, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2020) – An estimated 400 Central Valley farmers attended the Tulare-Kings International Agri-Center to participate in Spray Safe, a stewardship program created for and by the agriculture community that promotes effective [...]
Please join us for the 9th Annual Citrus Field Day designed for citrus growers and citrus industry representatives. CE Credits are available for this event: 0.5 hours of “Laws and Regulations” and 3.0 hours of “Other”. The last day to register for the event is Tuesday, January 21, 2020! Follow this link for more information.
On January 16th the U.S. Senate passed the USMCA Implementing Act/H.R. 5430 by an 89-10 vote. H.R. 5430 will now go to President Trump to be signed into law. The USMCA will go into force 30 days after the president notifies Congress upon Mexico and Canada each taking the necessary measures to comply with the [...]
The Trump administration achieved a significant policy objective on Wednesday when the President and the Vice Premier of China signed the Phase One Trade agreement. As previously noted in previous market memo’s, China has agreed to purchase at least $40 billion annually over two years of U.S. agricultural products. In exchange, the Trump Administration has [...]
On January 3, 2020, California Natural Resources Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Food & Agriculture released the draft water resilience portfolio. The draft is to fulfill Governor Newsom’s executive order on water resilience. There are four major components to the draft; maintain and diversify water supplies, protect and enhance natural [...]