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15 02, 2018

Guidance Documents Available for Complying with ICE Investigation Notices

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Attorney General and the Department of Industrial Relations this week released guidance documents for employers on the privacy prescriptions under the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (Assembly Bill 450). Under the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, employers are required to notify all employees of inspections of their employment records by federal immigration agencies within 72 hours [...]

28 12, 2017

Meet Lori, Newest Staff Member of CCM

By | December 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual is welcoming Lori Apodaca to the staff as Director of Regulatory Affairs beginning January 2.  The Tulare County native has spent the past two years in Exeter as an educator after returning home from a six year stint with the International Trade Commission (ITC).  Her role at the Commission was analyzing proposals [...]

21 12, 2017

Fresh Fruit Shows Per Capita Growth

By | December 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boosted by gains in apples, some citrus varieties, blueberries and tropical fruit, U.S. fresh fruit per capita use grew a strong 3% in 2016. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s fruit yearbook report showed that total fresh fruit per capita consumption in 2016 was rated at 116.05 pounds, up 3% from 112.5 pounds in 2015. 2016 fresh citrus [...]

15 12, 2017

FujiMite SC Miticide/Insecticide Granted Reduced Preharvest Interval in Citrus

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

FujiMite® SC Miticide/Insecticide from Nichino America, Inc. has been granted a reduced Preharvest Interval (PHI) from 14 to 3 days for citrus crops. CCM helped push for this by writing a letter of support earlier in the year. The active ingredient in FujiMite SC, fenpyroximate, works by blocking cellular respiration, providing excellent control on a [...]

15 12, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Urge Travelers not to Bring Citrus Across the Border

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is urging travelers not to bring citrus across the U.S. border this holiday season. The CBP typically sees an influx of “Christmas oranges” around the holiday season when Canadian citizens travel to southern states. Due to the risk of pest and diseases, CBP is making it a priority [...]

8 12, 2017

Note to Ventura/Oxnard Area Growers

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Citrus Mutual has been in contact with state Farm Service Agency officials who have now tentatively scheduled a workshop for December 20 in the Oxnard area.  Growers and interested parties are urged to SAVE THE DATE inasmuch representatives will relate information about varied programs that can be accessed to restore property lost during the devastating [...]

12 10, 2017

Career Opportunity with CCM

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual is seeking an individual to join its team to focus on proposals emanating from state and federal agencies via the regulatory process.  Under the direction of the CEO, said individual will analyze proposals, determine the potential impact to members of the California citrus industry, and prepare comments and action steps as directed [...]

12 10, 2017

Be Sure to Mail in Your Election Ballots for 2017-18 CCM Board of Directors

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

As previously mentioned, the CCM Board of Directors unanimously approved the CCM Nominating Committees proposed ballot slate for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors election. Ballots were mailed on Thursday, September 28th, and all CCM members should have received their ballot in the mail. All ballots must be signed and returned to CCM no later than [...]

12 10, 2017

California Association of Food Banks and CA Grown ask Ag to help communities impacted by fires

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

In response to the devastating fires currently raging across California, the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) and CA Grown are asking the state’s farmers and ranchers to consider donating food products to needy food banks across the state. To connect with a food bank serving communities impacted by the ongoing fires, please contact: Steve Linkhart | Farm to [...]

12 10, 2017

Want to Join a CCM Committee?

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

October is committee re-organization month and CCM is looking for members who wish to make a difference in the industry. CCM has six standing committees that help drive our association’s actions and policies on various issues. Committees are responsible for addressing the issues in its area of expertise and providing a recommended course of action [...]