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9 05, 2019

Continuing to Fight for our Industry’s Longevity Requires Teamwork

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

The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee (CPDPC) recently released its 2017-2018 Annual Report which included the below message from their Chairman Jim Gorden: “For more than two centuries, citrus has grown strong in California’s yards and groves – serving as a source of nourishment, income and tradition for many different individuals – but all [...]

9 05, 2019

U.S. Citrus Descends Upon Washington, D.C.

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

Citrus industry leaders from Florida, Texas, and California descended upon Washington, D.C. last week laying a foundation regarding the explosion of off shore imports into the domestic market adversely affecting grower revenues and shelf space at retail stores.  The California contingent consisted of CCM’s President Casey Creamer and Strategic Advisor Joel Nelsen along with Sunkist’s [...]

9 05, 2019

Citrus from China?

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

Last week USDA published a rule for comment allowing China citrus producers access to the U.S. market.  Notwithstanding the fact that this “ask” had been lingering since 2014, the publishing of the rule initiates a process in which specific varieties of citrus could land in the domestic market this next season.  Taking advantage of previously [...]

2 05, 2019

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order on Water

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Water|0 Comments

On April 29th, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-10-19, which directs the California Natural Resources Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to develop a water resiliency portfolio.  The water portfolio will be designed to reassess the priorities identified in the 2016 California Water Action Plan. California Citrus [...]

2 05, 2019

CCM Engages with the Regulatory Agencies in Sacramento

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Energy, Food Safety, Pest and Disease, Pesticides, Water|0 Comments

Last week we summarized the CCM Directors and members of the Government Relations committee trip to Sacramento to meet with legislators, regulatory agencies, and the administration on key policy issues impacting the industry. This week we have put together an in-depth description of the meetings that took place on the second day of the trip [...]

2 05, 2019

Join CCM in Sacramento for the 4th Annual Citrus Stride!

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Each year, CCM invites legislators and policy makers to participate in the “Citrus Stride”, a one-mile walk around the State Capitol benefitting community food banks throughout the state.  For every registered participant, CCM pledges to donate 1,000 pounds of citrus to the food banks during the following season. This year’s event will take place on [...]

2 05, 2019

ACP/HLB Research Group DATOC Releases Quarterly Report

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

In 2016 the Data Analysis and Tactical Operations Center (DATOC) was formed in partnership with the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program and the Citrus Research Board to create produce analyses regarding the state of ACP and HLB in California and offer scientific-based recommendations to the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee for the suppression and [...]

2 05, 2019

EPA Reaffirms Finding that Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday reaffirmed its finding that glyphosate, the world's most popular herbicide, is not a cancer risk to users. It's the next step in the EPA's process to re-register the herbicide. The agency said its scientific findings on human health risk are consistent with the reviews by several other countries and [...]

2 05, 2019

Applications being Accepted for the CDFA Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is seeking a representative from the citrus industry to serve on the Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee (VPCRAC).  The committee makes recommendations to the CDFA secretary on matters pertaining to vertebrate pest control research. The term of office is unlimited. Interested parties should contact Tulare County Agriculture [...]

26 04, 2019

Representing the Citrus Industry in Sacramento

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease, Pesticides, Water|0 Comments

CCM Directors and members of the Government Relations committee traveled to Sacramento this week to meet with legislators, regulatory agencies, and the administration on key policy issues impacting the industry – maintaining general fund support for the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing program, protecting crop protection materials against legislative bans, and a comprehensive solution to [...]