3 10, 2019

EU Tariff is Great News for California Citrus

By | October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|0 Comments

It was announced today from the World Trade Organization (WTO) that on October 18, 2019, the U.S. will start to impose tariffs on up to $7.5 billion of goods from the European Union. This comes after subsidies were given to Airbus that created a competitive disadvantage for California Citrus and a multitude of other products. [...]

3 10, 2019

Pre-Solicitation Announcement for Trade Mitigation Purchase of Fresh Citrus Products

By | October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the distribution timeframe of fresh citrus products to various food nutrition assistance programs. There were three solicitations last year and this year there are four. You can find the delivery timeline with specifics by following this link; The solicitations will be issued soon and will be [...]

27 09, 2019

CCM Team in Washington Discussing Trade

By | September 27th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|0 Comments

Last week, President Casey Creamer and Strategic Advisor Joel Nelsen were in Washington, D.C. as part of the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference.  The team participated in the Government Relations Council and held multiple congressional meetings with a focus on trade. USTR Ag Ambassador Greg Doud briefed the fresh produce industry on the status [...]

27 09, 2019

Around the World of Citrus

By | September 27th, 2019|Categories: Marketing, Trade|0 Comments

The laments coming from production areas around the world may bode a more stable beginning for the California navel and mandarin industry this October.  Reduced supplies from Chile and South Africa appear to have eliminated inventory issues and lingering fruit in the U.S. market, thereby setting the stage for demand at the outset of the [...]

27 09, 2019

California Citrus Mutual Applauds Agreement with Japan

By | September 27th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|0 Comments

The announcement by the Administration regarding the market access agreement with Japan is excellent news for the California citrus industry. "The California citrus industry has faced a 32% Japanese tariff rate for far too long," states CCM President Casey Creamer. "As Japan entered into agreements with other citrus-producing trading partners the California citrus industry was [...]

12 09, 2019

Editorially Speaking– A New Beginning?

By | September 12th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Marketing, Trade|0 Comments

Growers should be sitting down with their shippers and marketers to determine “what if” strategies should the 18/19 season show signs of re-emerging.  This means will the navel and mandarin season get off to a better start than last year?  Last year there were several dynamics that adversely affected net returns per acre.  Growers, shippers, [...]

5 09, 2019

Trade Mitigation Options for Citrus Growers

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Politics, Trade|0 Comments

Over the last several weeks, the staff here at CCM has received questions as to why the citrus industry is not getting direct payments.  Since the first round of trade mitigation, several commodities in California have been added to the Market Facilitation Program and growers are wondering why they are not being paid for their [...]

22 08, 2019

USDA 2018 Impact Report: By the Numbers

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Trade|0 Comments

Each year the USDA releases an Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Report. We have included some notable facts from the report below. APHIS inspected and cleared 3.83 billion pounds of fresh fruit and 1.1 billion plants from 22 countries before being shipped to the United States; identified 130,493 individual pests found during U.S. [...]

22 08, 2019

Trade Delegation Visits South Africa

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Trade, Water|0 Comments

CCM President Casey Creamer visited South Africa last week as part of a California trade delegation.  The delegation was put together by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross.  Also participating was Karla Nemeth, Director of the California Department of Water Resources; Carlos Suarez, State Conservationist with USDA Natural Resources Conservation District; Randy [...]

15 08, 2019

USDA Announces Fruit Purchases

By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|0 Comments

USDA recently announced the $26.7 million orange purchase program will commence on September 9 and run through December 18, 2019.  This is the final installment of the original $55 million program that was offered last year to offset losses associated with trade disputes.  Over $14 million will be allocated to California orange shippers during this [...]