12 03, 2020

Navel Cost Production Survey

By | March 12th, 2020|Categories: Citrus Industry, Marketing|0 Comments

20 02, 2020

China to Exclude 301 Tariffs for Oranges!

By | February 20th, 2020|Categories: Marketing, Trade|0 Comments

The break the citrus industry needed is likely to come soon as China announced on Tuesday the tariff exemption process that will be effective March 2, 2020. The high tariffs going into China had been a significant impediment for exports, as well as further creating an oversupply situation on the domestic market. Up until a [...]

13 02, 2020

CCM Communicates Disastrous Impacts to Top Trade Officials

By | February 13th, 2020|Categories: Citrus Industry, Marketing, Trade|0 Comments

CCM President Casey Creamer held meetings last week with top trade officials within the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The messages were simple and clear. We congratulated the Administration on the completion of the Phase One Trade deal with China, but also strongly communicated that the citrus market [...]

13 02, 2020

CCM President Casey Creamer presented at the CDFA State Board Meeting on February 11th

By | February 13th, 2020|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Marketing, Politics|0 Comments

CCM President Casey Creamer was invited to participate in a panel presentation at the State Board of Food and Agriculture meeting on February 11th. Creamer gave a state of the citrus industry presentation on the top issue facing growers today, which is profitability. Cost drivers such as labor, water, and pest and disease are cutting [...]

23 01, 2020

Phase One China Agreement begins February 15th

By | January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Marketing, Trade|0 Comments

In last week's edition of the Market Memo, you read that President Trump signed the Phase One Agreement with China. China agreed to purchase at least $40 billion annually over two years of U.S. agricultural products. CCM has been in close contact with our representatives and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) about the seriousness [...]

21 11, 2019

Are We Seeing a Repeat of Last Season?

By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Marketing|0 Comments

With the disaster that was last season, there are significant and warranted concerns about how this season will play out. The start of pricing this year was eerily similar to last season and we are now, unfortunately, starting to see prices dip as companies are competing for shelf space.  Is this a repeat of last [...]

27 09, 2019

Around the World of Citrus

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

The laments coming from production areas around the world may bode a more stable beginning for the California navel and mandarin industry this October.  Reduced supplies from Chile and South Africa appear to have eliminated inventory issues and lingering fruit in the U.S. market, thereby setting the stage for demand at the outset of the [...]

12 09, 2019

Editorially Speaking– A New Beginning?

By | September 12th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Marketing, Trade|0 Comments

Growers should be sitting down with their shippers and marketers to determine “what if” strategies should the 18/19 season show signs of re-emerging.  This means will the navel and mandarin season get off to a better start than last year?  Last year there were several dynamics that adversely affected net returns per acre.  Growers, shippers, [...]

22 08, 2019

CCM Participates in Roundtable Meeting with UC Ag Sustainability Institute and think tank “Roots of Change” about the Future of CA Agriculture

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Marketing, Politics, Water|0 Comments

CCM’s Alyssa Houtby recently joined representatives from several agricultural associations this week for a roundtable forum with the UC Ag Sustainability Institute and advocacy group “Root of Change” about the future of California agriculture, the regulatory, political, and natural resource issues facing the industry, and opportunities for collaboration. The forum was hosted by the California [...]

1 08, 2019

Citrus Exports to China and Hong Kong Down Significantly in 2018 and 2019

By | August 1st, 2019|Categories: Marketing, Trade|0 Comments

The International Trade Commission is the agency that evaluates and publishes data relative to trade impacts.  It is non-partisan and relied upon by other federal agencies as well as business sectors for “accurate information.”  CCM has been monitoring exports to China and Hong Kong since the trade dispute started in the Spring of 2018.  The [...]