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7 06, 2018

CA Legislators Push for the ALRB to Stand Down

By | June 7th, 2018|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

Last week we reported on Senator Andy Vidak sending a letter to the California Water Commission pushing for a Temperance Flat Reservoir project rating revote and this week we are seeing him once again fighting for Ag. Senator Vidak initiated a letter to the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ARLB), in which many legislators signed [...]

7 06, 2018

Final Guidance on the Transportation of Agricultural Commodities

By | June 7th, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

In March, an extra 90 days were granted to seek guidance containing definitions and classifications for the 150 air-mile hours-of-service exemption for agriculture. On May 30th, FMCSA issued updated guidance regarding HOS exemptions for agriculture commodities, with produce being one of them. FMCSA’s definition of agriculture commodity reads, “Agricultural commodity means any agricultural commodity, non-processed [...]

31 05, 2018

CARB Rolls Back Ag Provisions Due to Court Ruling

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

California Air Resources Board has made significant changes to the Truck and Bus Regulation after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the plaintiff regarding agricultural provisions added during 2014.  The plaintiff (John R. Lawson Rock and Oil of Fresno, partnering with the California Trucking Association), sued CARB in Fresno County Superior [...]

31 05, 2018

Governor Recommends Cap and Trade Funding for Agriculture

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

CCM supports the Governor’s inclusion of continued funding for the agricultural community in the 2018-19 Cap and Trade Expenditure Plan.  This funding is the result of negotiations between the Ag industry and the Governor’s office during the Cap and Trade debate last year. The guarantee of this funding ultimately led to CCM’s support of the [...]

31 05, 2018

New Statewide Water Efficiency Mandates Create Regulatory Burden on Ag Water Suppliers

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Water|0 Comments

Governor Brown today signed AB 1668 (Friedman) and SB 606 (Hertzman) “to help the state better prepare for droughts and climate change by establishing statewide efficiency standards,” and “strengthen the state’s water resiliency in the face of future droughts”. The bills place significant per person restrictions on water consumption and create additional regulatory burdens on [...]

24 05, 2018

Washington, D.C. Noise

By | May 24th, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease, Politics|0 Comments

First the rhetoric – the Grand Old Party has strongly indicated they are not giving up on the Farm Bill and will attempt to placate a party wing by addressing immigration issues in early June. How immigration issues are addressed is an item of concern for CCM and outreach with a dozen Congressional offices has [...]

24 05, 2018

FARMER Funding Now Available

By | May 24th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) is currently accepting applications for the Agriculture Pump Replacement and Tractor Replacement programs under the newly released funding for the Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program. The FARMER program will have $135 million in funding available to farmers, which will be administered through [...]

2 05, 2018

Funds for the FARMER Program will become Available in Summer 2018

By | May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) anticipates monies for the Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program will be available by this summer via California’s regional air districts. The FARMER program will provide $135 million for farmers to purchase cleaner burning heavy duty trucks, harvesting equipment, agricultural pump engines, tractors and other agricultural [...]

26 04, 2018

Petal Fall Update

By | April 26th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

Bloom season is coming to an end which means counties are declaring 75 percent petal fall. The announcement of petal fall lifts the restrictions of applications to citrus groves with materials toxic to honeybees. This will allow the citrus grower to apply the necessary pesticides to protect their crop from insect pests. The following counties [...]

19 04, 2018

Action Alert: Support AB 1885: The California Resident Worker Program and Economic Stabilization Act

By | April 19th, 2018|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

We encourage you to send a letter to the Assembly Labor Committee in support of AB 1885, the California Resident Worker Program and Economic Stabilization Act. AB 1885 is jointly authored by Assembly Members Eduardo Garcia (D - Coachella), Devon Mathis (R - Visalia) and Anna Caballero (D – Salinas) and Senator Anthony Cannella (R [...]