The July Board meeting is normally devoted to a review of ongoing issues and communications since most policies have been established in numerous areas.  In addition to the dues, PAC, trade, and labor issues discussed elsewhere, the board agreed to a game plan addressing DPR’s non-scientific approach to further regulation on chlorpyrifos and a similar effort on neonicotinoids.  Directors also received an update and subsequently authorized a series of grower meetings around the state to discuss the ACP/HLB program and CCM efforts therein.  Updates were provided on Sacramento activities and other Washington, D.C. actions.  A defined direction challenging the State Water Resource Control Board activities was also agreed to.  ON a more positive note the Board received a report from the Scholarship Committee chair regarding awards to three deserving students entering or already in college.