On January 26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its biannual Citrus: World Markets and Trade report. Oranges, tangerines/mandarins, grapefruit, and lemons/limes are all forecast [...]
Advocating for Our Growers
Internationally, California citrus exports account for nearly $850 million of the industry’s $3 billion in sales and 30 percent of total annual revenues.
When trading partners impose excessive and unreasonable barriers for entry of our citrus into their markets, it is California Citrus Mutual that intercedes on behalf of growers. California Citrus Mutual works closely with the U.S. Congress, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture including the Foreign Agricultural Service, the Department of State, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Food and Drug Administration, on tariff and trade barrier reduction, Free Trade Agreements and other international issues.
We are a longtime standing member of USDA’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee on Trade and frequently partner with USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services to resolve phytosanitary issues.