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23 05, 2019

USDA Concurs with Mutuals

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

In the 2014 Farm Bill, Florida and California Citrus Mutual were successful in inserting a research program specific to ACP/HLB.  It allocated $25 million a year for research across the country in this vital area.  In the 2018 version, Florida and California were joined by Texas to sustain the effort and were successful in that [...]

23 05, 2019

CCM’s Alyssa Houtby Competes in the Boston Marathon

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Most people have probably heard of the Boston Marathon that takes place each year, but you might not realize how difficult it is to qualify for this prestigious marathon. CCM’s Director of Government Affairs Alyssa Houtby was among the elite runners that qualified for the 2019 Boston Marathon that took place this past April and [...]

23 05, 2019

Sexual Harassment Supervisory Training

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events|0 Comments

The California Agriculture Labor Association (CALA) will be holding two sexual harassment supervisory trainings this month. The 2 hour trainings are free to attend and will be conducted in both English and Spanish. May 24th: 9:30 am – 11:30 am May 31st: 9:00 am – 11:00 am May 31st: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Both [...]

23 05, 2019

SGMA Survival Event – May 30th

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events, Water|0 Comments

WaterWrights and the Tulare County Farm Bureau will be holding the 2nd SGMA Tool Kit on Thursday, May 30th. The meeting will take place at the Exeter Memorial Building from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For questions, contact Don Wright at or (559) 355-2389. Click here to view flyer Click here for the Agenda

16 05, 2019

Another Successful Citrus Stride!

By | May 16th, 2019|Categories: Events|Tags: |0 Comments

Yesterday we held our 4th Annual Citrus Stride Event at the State Capitol and the unexpected rain did not stop Legislators and staffers from joining us outside for this great cause! Each year CCM holds this 1-mile walk around the State Capitol benefitting community food banks throughout the state and to raise awareness of the [...]

16 05, 2019

USDA/APHIS by the Numbers

By | May 16th, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

Often it “appears” that Citrus Mutual expresses frustration or opposition to APHIS and their proposals.  They are the agency tasked with the responsibility of protecting agriculture from invasive pests and diseases as well as establishing protocols for allowing off shore product into the United States that could vector pest and disease.  Thus their responsibility ranges [...]

16 05, 2019

Speaking of which, what about China?

By | May 16th, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

The headlines were big and the noise loud about a proposed rule allowing specific Chinese citrus into the United States.  The release was a surprise albeit it had been pending for five years.  The rule is specific to the following varieties:  pomelo, Nanfeng honey mandarin, ponkan, sweet orange & Satsuma mandarin. USDA/APHIS has developed a [...]

16 05, 2019

Meanwhile, on the Trade Front with China

By | May 16th, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

The tea leaves are not looking good presently. We have learned that China did seek to renegotiate terms of a trade agreement that had already been discussed.   Headlines are accurate inasmuch CCM has been contacted by USDA regarding the trade mitigation package being extended and seeking counsel on how it could be improved.  USDA is [...]

9 05, 2019

CCM Statement on Chlorpyrifos Ban

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Pesticides, Press Releases|0 Comments

Yesterday, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced that they are going to begin the cancellation process of chlorpyrifos.  The statement cites scientific findings that chlorpyrifos poses serious public health and environmental risks to vulnerable communities. “The decision to ban chlorpyrifos is not surprising given the significant [...]

9 05, 2019

Assembly Members ask State to Continue Support for HLB Program

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

For several years, Citrus Mutual has actively engaged with members of the State Legislature about the threat of Huanglongbing and the industry’s efforts to protect urban and commercial citrus trees. The reception has consistently been supportive by both rural and urban legislators. Now, as the number of HLB detections continue to rise and the quarantined [...]