14 06, 2018

DPR to List Chlorpyrifos as a Toxic Air Contaminant

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

On June 12, 2018, the Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants (SRP) unanimously approved the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) staff report that will list chlorpyrifos as a toxic air contaminant.  According to their report, chlorpyrifos may pose a public health risk as a toxic air contaminant based on its assessment of the [...]

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 [...]

14 06, 2018

Senate Ag Committee Advances Farm Bill

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Politics, Research|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday passed the Agriculture Improvement Act by a vote of 20 - 1.  Majority Leader McConnell has committed to consider the bill prior to the 4th of July congressional work period.  For the citrus industry and the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, many of our policy and resource request were accepted [...]

14 06, 2018

State Budget Deal Includes $12.5 million for Citrus Industry

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Late last week, the budget conference committee approved $12.5 million in state funds for the California citrus industry’s ACP and HLB prevention program in the 2018-19 budget. The legislature is under a constitutional deadline to pass a budget by this Friday, June 15. Last year, CCM worked to secure $10 million in state funds for [...]

14 06, 2018

Why Support the CCM Political Action Committee?

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

A majority of Californians may have supported a very liberal gubernatorial candidate in the primary election, but the outcome of several senate and assembly races statewide suggest voters are fed up with the political norm.  A Senator in the Inland Empire was recalled by a plurality voters in his district and will be replaced by [...]

7 06, 2018

You’re Invited to Issues & Eggs: An Insider Look at Immigration and Guestworker Reform

By | June 7th, 2018|Categories: Events, Politics|0 Comments

The November election is looming, and the opportunity for the California citrus industry to engage and influence key political races has never been greater. Over the course of the 2018 primary election cycle, the CCM PAC directly contributed nearly $150,000 to federal and state candidates - Republicans and Democrats, urban and rural.  Our investments have [...]

7 06, 2018

Feinstein and Harris Push for an Increase in Funding for CA Crop Research

By | June 7th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Politics|0 Comments

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris called on the Senate Agriculture Committee to increase funding for specialty crop research in the 2018 Farm Bill. The letter highlighted the importance of this program funding and the need to protect California producers from disease, pests, and other food production challenges. This initiative is currently authorized at $80 [...]

31 05, 2018

David Valadao to Speak at this Year’s Issues & Eggs

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

Mark your calendars for this year’s Issues & Eggs on Friday, June 29th at the Visalia Marriott Hotel! CCM’s Issues & Eggs breakfast is one of the annual fundraisers for the Political Action Committee (PAC) and a great chance to hear about some of the major topics going on in the political world that directly [...]

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 [...]

24 05, 2018

CCM Endorses November Water Bond

By | May 24th, 2018|Categories: Politics, Water|0 Comments

Recommendations from both the Government Relations Committee and the Resource Management Committee to the CCM Board yesterday resulted in a unanimous endorsement of the Water Supply & Quality Act of 2018.  “The debacle surrounding Prop 1 implementation has not deterred our organization from the effort to create a more reliable water supply,” states CCM Board [...]