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4 10, 2018

Proposition 3 Needs Your Continued Support

By | October 4th, 2018|Categories: Politics, Water|Tags: , |0 Comments

We are a little more than a month to go until Election Day, and Proposition 3, the Water Supply and Water Quality Bond Act of 2018 still needs your financial support.  While current polling data is favorable for the bond’s passage, it is within the margin of error and too close to call.  Targeted mail [...]

27 09, 2018

Unlikely Friends; Huge Benefits

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

Over the years, we have chronicled in the Market Memo our effort to build relationships with legislators who represent urban areas and who, on the surface, may not share many commonalities with the agriculture industry.  These efforts by in large have resulted in significant policy wins for the citrus industry such as funding from the [...]

13 09, 2018

CCM to Host Event for Steve Poizner

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Events, Politics|0 Comments

Other than the Governor’s race, no statewide office has a greater impact on daily business lives than the Insurance Commissioner.  Health insurance rates, workman’s comp, business insurance, auto, and truck; this office has a role in all of that and more.  Utility liability, business liability, and mortgage insurance.  There are two men running.  One believes [...]

6 09, 2018

Grower Meeting Recap

By | September 6th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Politics|0 Comments

Last week CCM hosted a series of grower meetings in Palm Desert, Santa Paula, and Tulare. The meetings were very successful with about 150 people in attendance to hear about the latest activities from CCM and the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP). The first half of each meeting included an overview of CCM’s [...]

23 08, 2018

Melissa Frank to Lead Maddy Institute Board

By | August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

The Maddy Institute stated in a recent press release that Melissa (Poole) Frank, Senior Counsel/Director of Government Affairs for The Wonderful Company, was recently elected Chair of the Kenneth L. Maddy Institute at California State University, Fresno for the 2018-2021 term. Frank manages government relations for The Wonderful Company and its related affiliates. Before joining [...]

16 08, 2018

3 Invites, 2 Meetings, 1 Objective

By | August 16th, 2018|Categories: Politics, Trade|0 Comments

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue traversed the Valley this week meeting with Ag folks in three Congressional districts.  CCM representatives attended two of the three with Vice Chair Matt Fisher at a Kern County breakfast with Congressman McCarthy and CCM President Joel Nelsen at an afternoon session with Congressman Valadao.  “Trade relationships and mitigation programs were [...]

2 08, 2018

Save the Date to Hear from Governor Candidate John Cox!

By | August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Politics|0 Comments

Join CCM for a free breakfast on Friday, August 24th at the Visalia Marriott to hear from Governor Candidate John Cox. This is not a fundraiser event, but rather an opportunity to hear his campaign strategy in what could possibly be a tight race. Doors will open at 7:30 am with the program beginning at [...]

26 07, 2018

Why the Office of Insurance Commissioner is so important; and why we believe Steve Poizner is the right guy for the job

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

The Insurance Commissioner is one of just 8 statewide offices and the only office that does not report to the Legislature or the Governor.  The power of the Insurance Commissioner is generally underappreciated by a majority of voters, but is arguably the most important economic policy-making position in statewide office, 2nd only to the Governor.   [...]

19 07, 2018

Lions, Tiger, and Bears?

By | July 19th, 2018|Categories: Food Safety, Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics, Trade, Water|0 Comments

Nope, just water, trade, Farm Bill, and guest worker legislation attracted CCM’s attention this week in Washington, D.C. as CCM President Joel Nelsen and CCM Executive Vice President Casey Creamer made the rounds on Capitol Hill.  There were side visits to FDA and USDA about reducing food safety costs and burdens on a low-risk commodity [...]

5 07, 2018

Supreme Court Deals Significant Blow to Public Employee Unions

By | July 5th, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

The Supreme court ruled in a 5-4 decision last Thursday in support of Janus against the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSME).  The decision is one of the most significant blows to public sector unions and could lead to significant changes in California. At issue in the case was whether a public-sector [...]

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