14 06, 2018

Legislature Commits to Moving Forward a Solution for Clean Drinking Water

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Nitrates, Politics, Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Over the past several months, CCM has been closely engaged with the effort to provide growers liability protection against the State Water Resources Control Board for nitrate contamination of groundwater.  As we have chronicled in the Market Memo, SB 623 (Monning, D – Carmel) is the vehicle to achieve the desired result.  Simply, the bill [...]

31 05, 2018

Senator Vidak Pushes for Revote on Temperance Flat Project Rating

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Water|0 Comments

Last week Senator Andy Vidak sent a letter to the California Water Commission urging them to revote on the Temperance Flat Reservoir (TFR) project’s rating. He highlighted the fact that during the vote there were only 7 out of 9 commissioners present, one of which still needs to be appointed by the Governor, and that [...]

31 05, 2018

Legislative Update: Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill Dead for Now; UFW political games hurt farm workers; Friant Supports Clean Drinking Water Legislation

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Labor, Nitrates, Politics, Water|0 Comments

A bill by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher that would have increased mandatory paid sick days, died in committee last week.  Specifically, the bill, AB 2841, would have increased the number of mandatory paid sick days from 3 to 5 and raised the limitation on carry over to the following year to 5 days. Under this [...]

31 05, 2018

New Statewide Water Efficiency Mandates Create Regulatory Burden on Ag Water Suppliers

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Water|0 Comments

Governor Brown today signed AB 1668 (Friedman) and SB 606 (Hertzman) “to help the state better prepare for droughts and climate change by establishing statewide efficiency standards,” and “strengthen the state’s water resiliency in the face of future droughts”. The bills place significant per person restrictions on water consumption and create additional regulatory burdens on [...]

24 05, 2018

CCM Endorses November Water Bond

By | May 24th, 2018|Categories: Politics, Water|0 Comments

Recommendations from both the Government Relations Committee and the Resource Management Committee to the CCM Board yesterday resulted in a unanimous endorsement of the Water Supply & Quality Act of 2018.  “The debacle surrounding Prop 1 implementation has not deterred our organization from the effort to create a more reliable water supply,” states CCM Board [...]

24 05, 2018

Update on the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Legislation

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

This week the Assembly Budget Subcommittee adopted Governor Brown’s budget proposal for a one-time loan of $4.7 million from the State Treasury to establish the Safe and Affordable Clean Drinking Water Fund and approved the administration’s proposed budget trailer bill language which is consistent with the CCM-supported SB 623 (Monning – D). In the Senate, [...]

17 05, 2018

CCM Continues Washington, D.C. Advocacy

By | May 17th, 2018|Categories: Labor, Politics, Trade, Water|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual (CCM) President Joel Nelsen, Executive Vice President Casey Creamer, and Director of Governmental Affairs Alyssa Houtby were in Washington, D.C. last week following up with administration and congressional offices on the issues of trade, water, and immigration. Throughout the week, the CCM team met with Congressmen Devin Nunes, David Valadao, Jeff Denham, [...]

17 05, 2018

CCM Hosts Ag Water Advisory Group

By | May 17th, 2018|Categories: Water|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual (CCM) Executive Vice President Casey Creamer and Director of Regulatory Affairs Lori Apodaca hosted the Central Valley Ag/Water Advisory Group on Tuesday in Sacramento.  The Advisory Group is a collection of agricultural organizations, water quality coalitions, food processors, and dairy representatives who work with the Central Valley Water Board on regulatory issues [...]

17 05, 2018

Day Zero

By | May 17th, 2018|Categories: Water|0 Comments

Congressman Jeff Denham recently penned an article highlighting the drought situation in Cape Town, South Africa noting that for the first time in modern history a major city runs out of water.  He argued that the crisis in South Africa draws “striking parallels” to California and the Central Valley.  It takes years to plan and [...]

10 05, 2018

State Water Resources Control Board Visits CCM

By | May 10th, 2018|Categories: Water|0 Comments

On Tuesday, CCM Director of Regulatory Affairs Lori Apodaca along with Donald Ikemiya and Sarah Rutherford, both representatives from the Kaweah Basin Water Quality Association, and UC ANR farm advisor Daniel Munk hosted Executive Director Eileen Sobeck and board member Joaquin Esquivel of the State Water Resources Control Board on a tour of citrus groves. [...]