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 [...]

14 02, 2019

Deficit Billing Issues with Utility Companies

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Energy|0 Comments

CCM has been made aware of an issue of “deficit billing” from Southern California Edison (SCE) related to new line services installed for irrigation wells.  SCE has claimed that the meters didn’t generate the required revenue during the first 12 months, thus triggering “deficit bills” for the remaining amount to the owners.  In addition, SCE [...]

17 01, 2019

Grant Funding Available for Renewable Energy in Agriculture

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Energy|0 Comments

The California Energy Commission has released a grant funding opportunity for eligible renewable energy projects installed on agricultural operations. Awarded grants can range from $25,000 to $350,000. Applications will be accepted until March 5, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. The application for the program formally known as the Renewable Energy for Agriculture Program (REAP) may be accessed [...]

10 01, 2019

Air Coalition Team Year-End Status Update

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual is a founding member of the Air Coalition Team (ACT), which was created to intervene in legal actions brought on by environmental activists.  Recently, ACT distributed its year-end status update of cases and issues with ACT involvement or interest.  See the highlights of the report below: 1.Medical Advocates, et al. v. U.S. [...]

14 12, 2018

Energy Cost Savings for Agriculture

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Energy|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual is a member of the Ag Energy Consumers Association (AECA), a not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to California energy issues.  AECA serves as a voice for packing houses and growers to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) seeking fair and reasonable energy rates and policies.  Since 1991 AECA has engaged in General Rate [...]

23 10, 2018

Press Conference on FARMER Air Quality Funding

By | October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Laws & Regulations|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A special press conference highlighted the new “Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program” on Monday, October 22nd at Bruno’s Iron and Metal in Fresno.  Federal, state and local officials gathered to showcase how $108 million from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is helping to fund the FARMER incentive program in the [...]

18 10, 2018

Funding for Agricultural Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) Now Available

By | October 18th, 2018|Categories: Energy|0 Comments

The Valley Air District recently received $108 million from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as part of the Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program to help those in agriculture reduce their emissions by providing incentives to replace old, polluting equipment with cleaner ones.  Besides old tractors, farmers can get incentive funding [...]

27 09, 2018

Additional Funding under the FARMER Program Now Available – Ag Trucks and UTVs

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Laws & Regulations|Tags: |0 Comments

The California Air Resources Board's (CARB) Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program provides incentive funding for agricultural harvesting equipment, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural pump engines, tractors, and other equipment used in agricultural operations.  The FARMER Program Guidelines describe project categories available for funding in the FARMER Program and also provide CARB's Executive Officer [...]

20 09, 2018

Another Wonderful Day of Golf!

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: Energy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Last week CCM held its Annual Kick-Off Classic Golf Tournament at the River Island Country Club where we once again welcomed great weather and a fun day of golf! This tournament raises money for CCM’s Political Action Committee (PAC) and makes a big difference on our political influence in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. This year [...]

9 08, 2018

Who Pays for Wildfire Damages: Chapter 3

By | August 9th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Energy|0 Comments

In July, the Ratepayer Protection Network group was established to protect ratepayers, improve wildfire preparedness and response and advocate on behalf of ratepayers as Sacramento considers new policies to deal with California wildfires. California Citrus Mutual has joined the Ratepayer Protection Network to help make sure our issues are addressed. Responding to the escalating number [...]