23 05, 2019

SGMA Survival Event – May 30th

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events, Water|0 Comments

WaterWrights and the Tulare County Farm Bureau will be holding the 2nd SGMA Tool Kit on Thursday, May 30th. The meeting will take place at the Exeter Memorial Building from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For questions, contact Don Wright at don@waterwrights.net or (559) 355-2389. Click here to view flyer Click here for the Agenda

2 05, 2019

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order on Water

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Water|0 Comments

On April 29th, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-10-19, which directs the California Natural Resources Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to develop a water resiliency portfolio.  The water portfolio will be designed to reassess the priorities identified in the 2016 California Water Action Plan. California Citrus [...]

2 05, 2019

CCM Engages with the Regulatory Agencies in Sacramento

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Energy, Food Safety, Pest and Disease, Pesticides, Water|0 Comments

Last week we summarized the CCM Directors and members of the Government Relations committee trip to Sacramento to meet with legislators, regulatory agencies, and the administration on key policy issues impacting the industry. This week we have put together an in-depth description of the meetings that took place on the second day of the trip [...]

26 04, 2019

Representing the Citrus Industry in Sacramento

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease, Pesticides, Water|0 Comments

CCM Directors and members of the Government Relations committee traveled to Sacramento this week to meet with legislators, regulatory agencies, and the administration on key policy issues impacting the industry – maintaining general fund support for the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing program, protecting crop protection materials against legislative bans, and a comprehensive solution to [...]

18 04, 2019

State Water Board Releases Fact Sheets on SGMA Implementation

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Water|Tags: |0 Comments

The State Water Board has released new fact sheets on the following topics to assist with implementation of SGMA: Probationary Designation and Groundwater Regulation by the State Water Board Stakeholder Inclusion State and Regional Water Boards basics Funding Opportunities for Groundwater Sustainability Agencies Beneficial Use and Underground Water Storage Projects These fact sheets, as well [...]

11 04, 2019

Legislation to Provide funding for Friant-Kern Canal Fix Advances

By | April 11th, 2019|Categories: Water|0 Comments

SB 559, landmark legislation by Senator Melissa Hurtado that would provide state funding to address infrastructure issues that exist on the Friant-Kern Canal achieved its first victory, passing 7-0 out of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. The bipartisan-supported legislation in its current form would secure California’s water supply by investing $400 million to [...]

21 03, 2019

Advances in Citrus Water Use Workshop – March 26

By | March 21st, 2019|Categories: Water|0 Comments

The Advances in Citrus Water Use Workshop and Field Day brings together water experts and specialists from the University of California Cooperative Extension, the California Department of Water Resources, and the Citrus Research Board to learn about research advances in water use and irrigation related to citrus production. View the agenda for more details. Date [...]

14 03, 2019

Strategies for Surviving SGMA Workshop Recap

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Events, Water|0 Comments

The first workshop of the day at our Annual Citrus Showcase focused on critical water issues where CCM is actively engaged and displayed a strong panel including Friant Water Authority’s CEO Jason Phillips,  Greater Kaweah GSA General Manager Eric Osterling, 4Creeks Principal David DeGroot, and CCM Water Task Force Chairman and Grower Pete Hronis.  The [...]

14 03, 2019

Friant Water Authority Hires Johnny Amaral as Chief of External Affairs

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Water|0 Comments

Friant Water Authority (Friant) announced that Johnny Amaral will join Friant on March 25 as the organization’s Chief of External Affairs.  Johnny is currently serving as Westlands Water District’s Deputy General Manager for External Affairs, a position he has held since 2015. As Chief of External Affairs, Johnny will oversee Friant’s engagement with San Joaquin Valley [...]

14 03, 2019

“Subsidence in the Central Valley” Presentation and Extensometer Site Tour

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Events, Water|0 Comments

Interested in learning more about subsidence? Join the USGS for a presentation to learn more about the history of subsidence in California and enjoy an onsite tour of USGS’ recently refurbished extensometer along the Friant-Kern Canal. The event is scheduled to be held on Friday, March 22, 2019. Event details are provided below: 10am-11:30 am [...]