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18 04, 2019

Legislation to Cancel Chlorpyrifos Moves in Sacramento

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

Legislation that would ban the use of chlorpyrifos in California is being promoted by Legislators relying upon science from activists.  Seventeen agricultural organizations, including Citrus Mutual are opposing this effort as a vehicle that deviates from a science-based system while relying upon flawed data and emotion.  The five-page communication speaks to the registration system at [...]

4 04, 2019

2019 Agricultural Tractor and Mobile Equipment Survey Extension

By | April 4th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

The California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the support of the California agricultural community, has extended the deadline for you to participate in the 2019 agricultural equipment survey. The submissions were assessed and your region was not well represented. Please participate and represent your region. If you have already taken the survey, please encourage your [...]

21 02, 2019

Congressional Recess and District Meetings

By | February 21st, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Politics, Trade, Water|0 Comments

CCM staff and members of the Board met  with Representatives Devin Nunes and TJ Cox this week to discuss a number of Federal policy concerns from water, to immigration, to trade, and more.  Congress was on recess this week, providing an opportunity for CCM representatives to have two productive discussions with two members of Congress. [...]

14 02, 2019

Court Rules On-Call Scheduling is Compensable

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

A California Court of Appeal has ruled that employees who are required to contact their employer before an on-call shift, but never physically report to work, may be entitled to reporting time pay. In Ward v. Tilly’s Inc., plaintiff Skyler Ward challenged the on-call scheduling practices of her employer, Tilly’s, as violating reporting time pay [...]

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. [...]

13 12, 2018

CCM Comments on the Criteria Pollutant and Air Toxics Reporting Draft Regulation

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

CCM submitted comments on the Criteria Pollutant and Air Toxics Reporting Draft Regulations this past August.  We urge CARB to respond to those comments and welcome further dialogue on the Draft Regulations. There are several areas in the Criteria Pollutant and Air Toxics Reporting Draft Regulations that we have concerns with.  First, we are concerned [...]

30 11, 2018

Farm Bill Negotiations Signal Big Wins for US Citrus

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease, Politics|Tags: |0 Comments

Today, leading farm bill negotiators in the House and Senate announced that they have reached an “agreement in principle” signaling that a final deal will be made before the end of the year. Included in the initial agreement is language providing $25 million per year for 5 years starting in 2019 for research specific to [...]

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 [...]

4 10, 2018

Governor Vetoes Two Anti-Employer Bills

By | October 4th, 2018|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, the constitutional deadline to sign or veto bills passed by the California Legislature, Governor Brown vetoed two contentious anti-employer bills. Both bills - AB 3080 and AB 3081 were argued as addressing workplace misconduct, but in actuality were just another attempt by the author Assembly Woman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (made [...]

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 [...]