19 12, 2019

House Approved Spending Plan is a Major Win to CA Citrus

By | December 19th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

On December 17, 2019, the United States House of Representatives passed a $1.4 trillion appropriations bill to fund the government. Included in the package is $61 million for the Citrus Health Response Program (CHRP) and $8.5 million for the citrus HLB multi-agency coordination (MAC).  CHRP provides funding to offset California’s Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention [...]

7 11, 2019

Members of the CCM Team are in Russia with the California Agricultural Leadership Program

By | November 7th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Citrus Industry, Education|0 Comments

Alyssa Houtby, CCM Director of Government Relations and Jared Plumlee, Chairman of the Government Relations Committee are in Russia for two weeks with the California Agricultural Leadership Program. This is a 17-month program that immerses the class in a variety of topics. Their mission is to grow leaders who make a difference and become a [...]

5 09, 2019

Act Now – Urge the Assembly to Amend SB 1

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Citrus Industry, Politics|0 Comments

With just a week remaining before the legislature adjourns, CCM is urging the Assembly to amend SB 1 (Atkins) in order to ensure state and federal water regulators are able to utilize the best available science and timely data for effective environmental protection and water management. In its current form, SB 1 proposes dangerous changes [...]

15 08, 2019

Legislation Update: SB 559 Heard in Appropriations, Ordered to Suspense File

By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Politics|0 Comments

Senate Bill 559, a bill jointly authored by the Central Valley Caucus lead by Senator Hurtado, was placed on the Assembly Appropriations Suspense File this week. The bill, sponsored by Friant Water Authority and supported by a large, diverse stakeholder group including CCM, would grant up to $400 million to the Friant Water Authority to [...]