20 06, 2019

State Budget Includes Funding for ACP/HLB Program

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Politics|0 Comments

The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program will receive an additional $2.5 million in continuous funding from the State General Fund this year to create a dedicated citrus division at the Department of Food and Agriculture.  The funding was requested by CDFA and approved by the legislature as part of the 2019 Budget Act passed [...]

20 06, 2019

Save the Date! Issues & Eggs with Assemblyman Adam Gray July 26

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Politics|0 Comments

Join California Citrus Mutual on Friday, July 26 at the Visalia Country Club for Issues & Eggs with Assembly Member Adam Gray, a fundraiser for the CCM PAC. Assembly Member Gray has long been a champion for legislative policies that create a reliable water supply for agriculture.  He has challenged the State Water Resources Control [...]

13 06, 2019

Nelsen Reappointed to Senior Trade Policy GRP

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Politics, Press Releases, Trade|0 Comments

CCM’s Joel Nelsen was reappointed to the Administration’s   Fruit & Vegetable Trade Advisory Committee this week as announced by  USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and Trade Ambassador Robert  Lighthizer.  These positions are highly coveted as they have direct  engagement with Administration officials on trade policy.  Nelsen has served since the George W. Bush Administration, and for [...]

13 06, 2019

Deal Finally Reached on Drinking Water

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

For the last several years, the CCM team has been working to secure a deal that provided operating and maintenance funding for small communities located in rural agricultural areas.  This funding gap led to these communities being unable to treat their drinking water systems to current drinking water standards.  This situation resulted in the State [...]

13 06, 2019

Immigration Bill Passes the House? Hmmm not so fast

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

What the House did pass was legislation to provide legal status to undocumented immigrants.  So that means the existing work force could become legal residents and take the offered pathway to citizenship.  It passed on a party line vote, moves to the Senate which has a high degree of uncertainty for passage in its present [...]

6 06, 2019

CCM weighs in on drinking water proposals ahead of June 15th Budget Deadline

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

Governor Newsom and the Legislative leaders continue to negotiate a solution to provide clean drinking water to areas where groundwater quality is impacted by naturally and artificially occurring contaminants. CCM remains engaged with the Governor’s office and leadership to push for a solution that is comprehensive comprehensively, adequately funded and prioritizes rural and disadvantaged communities. [...]

30 05, 2019

House Appropriations Member Congresswoman Barbara Lee Visits Central Valley

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Politics|0 Comments

Congresswoman Barbara Lee visited the Central Valley this week for an agriculture tour and roundtable meeting facilitated by local Congressman TJ Cox.  Congresswoman Lee is the only California representative on the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture which directs funding for important programs at USDA including the Citrus Health Response Program, HLB Multi-Agency Coordination Group, [...]

23 05, 2019

Sacramento Round-Up: Governor’s Budget Proposal, Drinking Water, Cap and Trade, and Legislation Update

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

On May 9th, Governor Newsom announced his 2019-20 revised state budget proposal which initiated a flurry of activity in the legislature on a number of issues that will impact the agricultural industry. Chlorpyrifos Cancellation As reported in the Market Memo last week, the Governor made a point in his budget press conference to discuss the [...]

28 03, 2019

A DELITEful Tour at Mulholland Citrus with Senate Delegation

By | March 28th, 2019|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

Last week CCM partnered with members of the Agriculture President’s Council and Western Growers Association to host a group of California Senators for a tour of Central Valley agriculture.  Senator Glazer, a wonderful supporter of the industry, organized the tour as part of his personal effort to build a stronger moderate, independent thinking body of [...]

28 03, 2019

CalEPA Restructuring

By | March 28th, 2019|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

Governor Newsom has announced new appointments for his fledgling administration with surprises at the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA).  Serena McIlwain of Sacramento has been appointed Undersecretary of the Agency and Val Dolcini has been appointed Deputy Secretary for Agriculture, a new position. When CalEPA was formed, under the direction of Pete Wilson the #2 [...]