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3 10, 2019

Valley Submits Water Recommendations to Governor Newsom

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

The Water Blueprint for the San Joaquin Valley submitted formal recommendations for the Water Resilience Portfolio (WRP) in response to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order (EO) N-10-19.  The purpose of the Blueprint coalition is to develop a comprehensive plan to close the 1.5 to 2.5 million acre-foot gap that exists today.  The group also highlighted the [...]

19 09, 2019

Governor Newsom Commits to Vetoing SB 1

By | September 19th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Water|0 Comments

On the last day of the 2019 Legislative Session, California legislators passed Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act authored by Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins. Shortly thereafter, Governor Newsom indicated he will veto the measure, stating “I fully support the principles behind SB 1. It does not, [...]

5 09, 2019

East Kaweah GSA Workshops – October 2nd and October 3rd

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Events, Water|0 Comments

East Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) will hold two Ag based workshops focused on their release of the Groundwater Sustainability Plans and local implementation of SGMA for groundwater sustainability: October 2 at the Exeter Veteran’s Memorial Building, located at 324 N. Kaweah Blvd. in Exeter. October 3 at the Ivanhoe Veteran's Memorial Building, located at [...]

22 08, 2019

CCM Participates in Roundtable Meeting with UC Ag Sustainability Institute and think tank “Roots of Change” about the Future of CA Agriculture

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Marketing, Politics, Water|0 Comments

CCM’s Alyssa Houtby recently joined representatives from several agricultural associations this week for a roundtable forum with the UC Ag Sustainability Institute and advocacy group “Root of Change” about the future of California agriculture, the regulatory, political, and natural resource issues facing the industry, and opportunities for collaboration. The forum was hosted by the California [...]

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

ACTION ALERT: Amend Senate Bill 1

By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics, Water|0 Comments

Senate Bill 1 by Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins proposes dangerous changes to how the state implements the Endangered Species Act (ESA) which will have a devastating impact to farmers, rural and urban communities, and our ecosystem unless amended. The bill seeks to preserve environmental regulations against perceived rollbacks by the Trump Administration by empowering state agencies [...]

25 07, 2019

Governor Newsom Signs Clean Drinking Water Legislation

By | July 25th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Water|0 Comments

The Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Act was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday at a special signing ceremony at a residence in Sanger.  Governor Newsom was joined by Senator Bill Monning (Carmel), Senator Melissa Hurtado (Sanger), and Assembly Richard Bloom (Santa Monica) and local community members. SB 200 (Monning), the legislation [...]

18 07, 2019

SB 1 Could Have Lasting Implications for California Water

By | July 18th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics, Water|0 Comments

When the legislature returns from its summer recess in August, the Assembly will take up Senate Bill 1, the latest effort by California politicians to decry the Trump Administration. If SB 1 is signed into law with the current Endangered Species Act (ESA) provisions,  there will be long-term, negative consequences to how water is managed [...]

11 07, 2019

CCM President Testifies at State Board of Food and Agriculture

By | July 11th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Water|0 Comments

The State Board of Food and Agriculture hosted a public listening session on the Water Resilience Portfolio on July 2 in San Luis Obispo.  The Water Portfolio is the product of an Executive Order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom to update the Water Action Plan that was developed by the Brown Administration.  The State Board [...]

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