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10 10, 2019

State Legislation Report: 2019 in Review

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

ACP/HLB BUDGET REQUEST  The CDFA Budget Change Proposal (BCP) was approved by both houses and included in the budget.  The BCP is for $2.5 million in additional ongoing appropriations from the General Fund and 65 positions to establish a dedicated citrus division within CDFA was approved by both the Assembly and Senate Budget subcommittees as [...]

10 10, 2019

First Aid Kits are Now Available through California Agricultural Labor Association (CALA)

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

 Now is the time to stock up for next season. They have both the 25 person and 50 person kits in stock. Pick up some up today - priced at $25 and $40 dollars. Place your order today and they will deliver to your location. You can contact CALA by calling (559) 379-2822 or emailing [...]

10 10, 2019

New 2020 Requirements for Reporting Injuries

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

Updated requirements for reporting injuries to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) have been announced.  Employers will need to be ready to comply by January 1, 2020. Starting on January 1st employers will be able to use an online reporting portal.  Emails will no longer be an acceptable form of reporting incidents [...]

10 10, 2019

AB 5 (Gonzalez): Worker status: employees and independent contractors

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

CCM has recently received a number of questions from growers and packers regarding AB 5. AB 5 was signed into law by Governor Newsom and becomes effective on January 1, 2020.  The law states that any worker is an employee unless the hiring entity can demonstrate that the worker is an independent contractor.   Below is [...]

10 10, 2019

CHLORPYRIFOS CANCELLATION NOW OFFICIAL

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pesticides|0 Comments

Yesterday, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation announced they have reached an agreement with Corteva Agriscience to suspend the sale of Chlorpyrifos in California.  The agreement will allow Chlorpyrifos to be sold in California until February 8, 2020 and growers will be allowed to use the product until December 31, 2020.  The cancellation and agreement [...]

3 10, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom Vetoes SB1

By | October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

On Friday, September 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act authored by Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins. “While I disagree about the efficacy and necessity of Senate Bill 1, I look forward to working with the Legislature in our shared fight against [...]

3 10, 2019

A Special Thank You to Joel Nelsen

By | October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

By: Curt Holmes, CCM Chairman, and Casey Creamer, CCM President You may have read in past President Joel Nelsen’s letter that Monday marked the end of a distinguished 37-year career with California Citrus Mutual. Joel has been a prominent face of the California citrus industry and has given the membership a strong voice in all [...]

3 10, 2019

EU Tariff is Great News for California Citrus

By | October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|0 Comments

It was announced today from the World Trade Organization (WTO) that on October 18, 2019, the U.S. will start to impose tariffs on up to $7.5 billion of goods from the European Union. This comes after subsidies were given to Airbus that created a competitive disadvantage for California Citrus and a multitude of other products. [...]

27 09, 2019

Renew your DPR License or Certificate Today!

By | September 27th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pesticides|0 Comments

Today is a great day to submit your renewal applications to DPR if you want to avoid long processing times or a lapse in the valid period of your license or certificate. To renew, individuals with last names and business names starting with letters M-Z must meet the minimum requirements and submit their renewal application [...]

27 09, 2019

CCM Team in Washington Discussing Trade

By | September 27th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|0 Comments

Last week, President Casey Creamer and Strategic Advisor Joel Nelsen were in Washington, D.C. as part of the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference.  The team participated in the Government Relations Council and held multiple congressional meetings with a focus on trade. USTR Ag Ambassador Greg Doud briefed the fresh produce industry on the status [...]