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6 06, 2019

Heat Illness Advisory

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Labor|0 Comments

It’s getting hot out there! The National Weather Service and Cal/OSHA are prompting all employers with outdoor workers to review their heat illness prevention plan and protect their employees ahead of excessive heat in central California. The National Weather Service is forecasting triple-digit temperatures in Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare Counties and has issued a [...]

30 05, 2019

House Appropriations Member Congresswoman Barbara Lee Visits Central Valley

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Politics|0 Comments

Congresswoman Barbara Lee visited the Central Valley this week for an agriculture tour and roundtable meeting facilitated by local Congressman TJ Cox.  Congresswoman Lee is the only California representative on the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture which directs funding for important programs at USDA including the Citrus Health Response Program, HLB Multi-Agency Coordination Group, [...]

30 05, 2019

International Trade Commission Visits Citrus

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual hosted Sabina Neumann, an economist with the International Trade Commission. Sabina’s extensive economic portfolio includes the produce industry. The International Trade Commission is a non-partisan agency that evaluates trade activities on varied business sectors in the United States. The visit with Kings River Packing and Orange Cove-Sanger Citrus included information about cost [...]

30 05, 2019

Val Dolcini Named Acting DPR Director

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

Val Dolcini, who is currently serving as Deputy Secretary for Agriculture at CalEPA, will add Acting Director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation beginning June 3rd.  Teresa Marks, who has served as Acting Director since Brian Leahy’s departure has announced her retirement effective May 31st.  The change in leadership was abrupt, but not totally unexpected [...]

30 05, 2019

Kevin Ball Joins Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee as Coastal District Representative

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Committee (CPDPC) announces the addition of Kevin Ball as the new grower representative for the coastal district position. Kevin Ball will advise the committee on the latest citrus grower activities occurring in the coastal area. The CPDPC advises the Secretary and the agricultural industry about efforts to combat serious [...]

30 05, 2019

Glyphosate Update

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Food Safety, Pesticides|0 Comments

On Tuesday, April 30th the EPA released their Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision for glyphosate, an important step in the registration review process. The EPA responses contain several key comments, including: “The EPA conducted an independent evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate and has determined that glyphosate is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.” The [...]

30 05, 2019

CRB Citrus Grower Educational Seminar Series

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Events|0 Comments

The Citrus Research Board (CRB) will once again be holding their annual Citrus Growers Educational Seminar Series June 25th – 27th. This free seminar series will take place in Palm Desert, Santa Paula, and Exeter beginning at 8:00 am and concluding with lunch at 12 noon. Topics will include: Regional Farm Advisor Citrus Report and [...]

23 05, 2019

Sacramento Round-Up: Governor’s Budget Proposal, Drinking Water, Cap and Trade, and Legislation Update

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

On May 9th, Governor Newsom announced his 2019-20 revised state budget proposal which initiated a flurry of activity in the legislature on a number of issues that will impact the agricultural industry. Chlorpyrifos Cancellation As reported in the Market Memo last week, the Governor made a point in his budget press conference to discuss the [...]

23 05, 2019

CCM Enters into New Labor Partnership Program

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual has a new Labor Partnership Program with the Saqui Law Group and Dowling Aaron.  Michael Saqui of the Saqui Law Group is one of the most respected agricultural labor attorneys and has an extensive track record of prevailing against many of the biggest and best financed labor organizations in the United States.  [...]

23 05, 2019

Tree Removal Program Kicks Off in HLB Quarantine Zone

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual was recently awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant to continue the residential citrus tree removal program in the HLB quarantine area.  The “Remove My Citrus” initiative is a free, voluntary program offered to residents in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties to help stop the spread of HLB. The program began in [...]