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6 02, 2020

Field sites needed to determine better strategies for managing roof rats in citrus orchards

By | February 6th, 2020|Categories: Citrus Industry, Education|0 Comments

Having problems with roof rats in your citrus orchards?  The University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension and UC Davis are engaging in a two-year study designed to develop an effective management program for removing roof rats from these orchards, but we need your help.  Starting in February 2020, we will need 5 orchards to begin [...]

6 02, 2020

U.S. EPA Releases Proposed Interim Registration Decisions for Neonics

By | February 6th, 2020|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

On January 30, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) released proposed interim registration decisions for neonicotinoids.  These insecticides have been under registration review and undergoing various ecological risk assessments since 2008 (imidacloprid) and 2012 (clothianidin and thiamethoxam).  U.S. EPA has now proposed re-registering all three, albeit with some new label language and [...]

30 01, 2020

USMCA Signed by President Trump

By | January 30th, 2020|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The trade agreement that has now been approved by Mexico and the United States still needs to be approved by Canada. The timing of when Canada will sign the agreement is still unknown.

30 01, 2020

CCM Releases 2019 Annual Report

By | January 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are proud to release our 2019 Annual Report, which highlights the activities of California Citrus Mutual and the membership's return on investment in your organization. The Board and staff work hard every day to improve the environment for growing citrus in California. We continue to be the place where the industry's challenges go to [...]

30 01, 2020

Detection of Huanglongbing Triggers Quarantine Expansion in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties

By | January 30th, 2020|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

A quarantine expansion has been declared following the detection of the citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, in two citrus trees in Colton. This is the first time the disease has been confirmed in Colton, and the detection came on the heels of the first detection in San Bernardino County in November 2019. The [...]

30 01, 2020

San Bernardino County Citrus Grower Meeting – Feb. 3

By | January 30th, 2020|Categories: Citrus Industry, Events|0 Comments

Growers and industry members in San Bernardino County and Riverside County are invited to a Grower Meeting on Monday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Redlands City Hall Council Chambers. Recent detections of HLB-positive trees in Colton have prompted an expansion of the HLB quarantine zone to include areas of Redlands and Loma Linda. [...]

30 01, 2020


By | January 30th, 2020|Categories: Citrus Industry, Labor|0 Comments

 By: Manuel Ignacio of The Saqui Law Group Beginning on June 30 of this year, most California employers who do not offer an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan will need to register with the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program.  The new program, referred to as “CalSavers,” is designed to help California employees set aside money [...]

30 01, 2020

Press Release by Department of Industrial Relations: Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post 2019 Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses on February 1

By | January 30th, 2020|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

Oakland—Cal/OSHA is reminding employers in California to post their 2019 annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses in a visible and easily accessible area at each worksite. The Form 300A summary must be posted each year from February 1 through April 30. Instructions and form templates are available for download from Cal/OSHA’s Record Keeping Overview. [...]

23 01, 2020

Phase One China Agreement begins February 15th

By | January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Marketing, Trade|0 Comments

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 [...]

23 01, 2020

Governor Newsom Budget Proposal

By | January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

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 [...]