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7 06, 2018

CCM Celebrates Citrus at Visalia Rawhide Baseball Game

By | June 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

CCM’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Lori Apodaca, attended the Visalia Rawhide’s Citrus Celebration on Friday, June 1st. Visalia Rawhide debuted its Bounty of the County weekend on Friday night with a citrus celebration at which CCM provided education and outreach on HLB/ACP. The Rawhide team wore jerseys featuring slices of oranges and had a citrus giveaway [...]

24 05, 2018

CCM Student Academic Scholarships Available!

By | May 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Each year CCM awards three scholarships to students who are pursuing an education and future in the agricultural industry. The deadline to apply for all three scholarships is June 15, 2018. Applications can be found on the CCM website. CCM High School Scholarship CCM awards one scholarship per year to a qualified high school senior pursuing [...]

24 05, 2018

New CCM Web Page Showing Incentive Programs

By | May 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

CCM is now featuring a new webpage available to CCM members featuring a variety of incentive/grant programs for the agriculture industry.  The webpage features clickable links to the proprietary websites where more information may be found.  There is also a PDF available for download.  CCM will regularly update the list of incentives/grants as new information [...]

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 [...]