14 11, 2019

Tulare–Kings Spray Safe Event on January 16th

By | November 14th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Energy, Pesticides|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual, in collaboration with several agricultural groups, is planning a Spray Safe event at the International Agri-Center. The event is free and open to all farmers, employees, pest control advisors, and applicators. Please mark your calendars and join us for a great day of education.

1 08, 2019

Utilities Move Forward with Wildfire Insurance Fund

By | August 1st, 2019|Categories: Energy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The three major investor-owned utilities (IOUs), PG&E, Southern CA Edison, and San Diego Gas and Electric, have chosen to contribute to the wildfire fund known as the Insurance Fund established by AB 1054, a decision that will provide greater protection to ratepayers against shouldering the costs for wildfire damages. AB 1054 required the IOUs to [...]

18 07, 2019

Utility Wildfire Response Bill will have an Impact on Ratepayers

By | July 18th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

Last week, the California Assembly provided the final legislative approval of a complicated bill responding to recent utility caused catastrophic wildfires, with a vote of 63-8. After several months of legislative hearings and debate, the Governor's office and a handful of legislators revealed the lengthy bill on July 5th, just one week ahead of the [...]

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 [...]