14 06, 2018

Legislature Commits to Moving Forward a Solution for Clean Drinking Water

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Nitrates, Politics, Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Over the past several months, CCM has been closely engaged with the effort to provide growers liability protection against the State Water Resources Control Board for nitrate contamination of groundwater.  As we have chronicled in the Market Memo, SB 623 (Monning, D – Carmel) is the vehicle to achieve the desired result.  Simply, the bill [...]

31 05, 2018

Legislative Update: Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill Dead for Now; UFW political games hurt farm workers; Friant Supports Clean Drinking Water Legislation

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Labor, Nitrates, Politics, Water|0 Comments

A bill by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher that would have increased mandatory paid sick days, died in committee last week.  Specifically, the bill, AB 2841, would have increased the number of mandatory paid sick days from 3 to 5 and raised the limitation on carry over to the following year to 5 days. Under this [...]

1 03, 2018

UC Davis NOx Report – Chapter 3

By | March 1st, 2018|Categories: Nitrates|0 Comments

A conference call was held with the UC Davis Ag Dean last week who assembled her communications team and several of the researchers that participated in writing the controversial report.  (Notably, the lead author did not show) Participating with CCM were colleagues from Western Plant Health, California Cotton Growers, and Western Agricultural Processors Association. “Our [...]

15 02, 2018

UC Davis Strikes Again Chapter Two

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Nitrates|0 Comments

Last week we reported about steps being initiated in response to a UC Davis report alleging that nitrogen and Agriculture were the major cause of air pollution in the San Joaquin Valley. Valley organizations mobilized under their Coalition, Air Coalition Taskforce, with members taking individual actions to achieve a collective goal. CCM was a founding [...]

8 02, 2018

UC Davis Strikes Again

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Nitrates|0 Comments

In a study published Wednesday in the research journal Science Advances, a team led by UC Davis says agricultural soils contribute 25 to 41 percent of nitrogen oxide emissions in California.  Natural soils emit nitrogen oxide, too, but the concentration is far higher in fertilized cropland, the researchers wrote.  Nitrogen oxide (NOx) is a major [...]