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18 04, 2019

Social Security Mismatch and Immigration

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Labor|0 Comments

The Saqui Law Group, a division of Dowling Aaron recently put together information regarding employers and Social Security ‘no matches.” According to the group, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is sending “Employer Correction Request” letters, also known as “no-match letters,” to every employer that has at least one Social Security “no-match.” The letters are likely [...]

18 04, 2019

State Water Board Releases Fact Sheets on SGMA Implementation

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Water|Tags: |0 Comments

The State Water Board has released new fact sheets on the following topics to assist with implementation of SGMA: Probationary Designation and Groundwater Regulation by the State Water Board Stakeholder Inclusion State and Regional Water Boards basics Funding Opportunities for Groundwater Sustainability Agencies Beneficial Use and Underground Water Storage Projects These fact sheets, as well [...]

18 04, 2019

ACP/HLB Committee Issues Annual Report

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

“Citrus trees are a critical piece of the state’s agricultural landscape from backyard trees beloved by homeowners to the rolling acres of beautiful and fragrant commercial citrus trees,” so states the 2017/18 annual report just released by the California Department of Agriculture.  The report will be distributed to targeted audiences throughout the state. Highlights of [...]

18 04, 2019

Industry BSL3 Facility Passes Big Test

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Research|0 Comments

The industry sponsored BSL3 facility being built in Riverside jumped a major hurdle this past Tuesday.  A containment facility of this sort must past a certification inspection conducted by USDA.   The only other facility that can research critical bacteria or virus needs for agriculture is located on the Davis campus and is significantly over subscribed [...]

18 04, 2019

This from the SF Chronicle

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

“In 2017 over 55 percent of all fresh fruit available to U.S. consumers was imported. And while just under a third of the total supply of fresh vegetables in the U.S. came from overseas, that proportion had doubled since 2002, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic research Service.”  The article goes on to [...]

18 04, 2019

Legislation to Cancel Chlorpyrifos Moves in Sacramento

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

Legislation that would ban the use of chlorpyrifos in California is being promoted by Legislators relying upon science from activists.  Seventeen agricultural organizations, including Citrus Mutual are opposing this effort as a vehicle that deviates from a science-based system while relying upon flawed data and emotion.  The five-page communication speaks to the registration system at [...]

11 04, 2019

Legislation to Provide funding for Friant-Kern Canal Fix Advances

By | April 11th, 2019|Categories: Water|0 Comments

SB 559, landmark legislation by Senator Melissa Hurtado that would provide state funding to address infrastructure issues that exist on the Friant-Kern Canal achieved its first victory, passing 7-0 out of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. The bipartisan-supported legislation in its current form would secure California’s water supply by investing $400 million to [...]

11 04, 2019

New Zealand Suspends California Citrus Imports

By | April 11th, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease, Trade|0 Comments

During a routine inspection in New Zealand, spotted winged drosophila (SWD) was detected in one out of 600 Navel orange samples.  Citrus is not a known host for the SWD.  Because of this detection, New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has instructed USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to stop writing phystosanitary [...]

4 04, 2019

2019 Agricultural Tractor and Mobile Equipment Survey Extension

By | April 4th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

The California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the support of the California agricultural community, has extended the deadline for you to participate in the 2019 agricultural equipment survey. The submissions were assessed and your region was not well represented. Please participate and represent your region. If you have already taken the survey, please encourage your [...]

4 04, 2019

State Funding for HLB Continues to be High Priority for CCM

By | April 4th, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

Last week, CCM hosted a lunchtime briefing at the Capitol for legislative staff on the status of HLB in California and the industry’s continued efforts to prevent the disease from spreading into commercial groves. The briefing included a panel discussion with CCM Director of Government Affairs Alyssa Houtby, CPDPP Interim Director Victoria Hornbaker, and Dr. [...]