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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 [...]

13 02, 2020

President Trump Proposes Budget Cuts for USDA

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

President Trump submitted his budget proposal to Congress this week in which he calls for cuts to key agricultural programs including an 8% reduction in funding for the discretionary budget of the U. S. Department of Agriculture and a significant cut crop insurance and agricultural subsidies. In addition, other domestic agencies would see reductions while military spending [...]

13 02, 2020

Fresh Produce Industry Convenes on Capitol Hill

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

Last week, CCM’s Casey Creamer and Alyssa Houtby attended the United Fresh Government Relations Council meeting in Washington, D.C. and joined over 35 industry leaders from around the Country for meetings on Capitol Hill on topics important to the fresh produce industry such as improving the international trade environment, addressing agriculture workforce issues, and how [...]

9 01, 2020

State Agencies Release Water Resilience Portfolio

By | January 9th, 2020|Categories: Politics, Water|0 Comments

On January 3, 2020, California Natural Resources Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Food & Agriculture released the draft water resilience portfolio. The draft is to fulfill Governor Newsom’s executive order on water resilience. There are four major components to the draft; maintain and diversify water supplies, protect and enhance natural [...]

12 12, 2019

Press Release: California Citrus Mutual Hires Federal Lobbyist Firm The Russell Group

By | December 12th, 2019|Categories: Politics, Press Releases|0 Comments

Media Contact: Alexis Silveira Communications Manager Alexis@CaCitrusMutual.com Phone: (559) 592-3790 California Citrus Mutual Hires Federal Lobbyist Firm The Russell Group December 12, 2019, Exeter, Calif. California Citrus Mutual is pleased to announce that it has retained federal lobbyist firm The Russell Group. The Russell Group is a bi-partisan agricultural firm that was established in 1985 [...]

21 11, 2019

California Rejects Federal Water Proposal; Files Lawsuit over Endangered Species

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

Today, the Newsom Administration rejected the Federal Government’s water proposal and released its draft environmental impact report for “fish protective management” of the State Water Project and water flows through the Delta. According to the Administration, the proposed plan “reflects the state’s assessment that operating rules recently proposed by federal agencies are not scientifically adequate [...]

17 10, 2019

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments to Cal DPR

By | October 17th, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease, Politics|0 Comments

Governor Newsom has appointed Val Dolcini director at the Department of Pesticide Regulation, where he has served as acting director since June 2019 following the departure of former director Brian Leahy. Dolcini also served concurrently as the deputy secretary for agriculture at Cal EPA. Dolcini’s appointment to DPR director was broadly supported by the agricultural [...]

10 10, 2019

CCM Urges Congress to Pass USCMA

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual is part of a broad coalition that is urging Congress to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).  USMCA is widely seen as an improvement over NAFTA and its ratification by Congress will help create California jobs and spur economic growth while also strengthening protections for workers and the environment.  According to Trade [...]

3 10, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom Vetoes SB1

By | October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

On Friday, September 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act authored by Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins. “While I disagree about the efficacy and necessity of Senate Bill 1, I look forward to working with the Legislature in our shared fight against [...]

12 09, 2019

Joint coalition statement regarding SB 559

By | September 12th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

SB 559 Fails This Year, Resulting in Potential Delays on Critical Water Project   Link to Statement The 2019 legislative deadline has passed without a successful resolution for work needed to restore conveyance capacity on the Friant-Kern Canal. Both Senate Bill (SB) 559, which was a legislative measure introduced by State Senator Melissa Hurtado to [...]