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17 08, 2017

Check Your Mailbox! CCM’s ROI is Out

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

Every year California Citrus Mutual puts together a document for our membership to see a summary of our activities and how we are improving your bottom line. This year’s ROI is out, so be sure to check your mailbox for your personal copy! In it, you will find CCM’s involvement in fighting invasive pests & [...]

17 08, 2017

Port Strike Remembered!

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

The port strike of 2014/15 was disastrous for our industry and sister commodities such as apples, potatoes, cotton and nuts.  The memory continues to rankle industry leaders to the point that two pathways were identified to insure nothing like that happens again.  Despite constant communications directed to the Obama and Brown Administrations, both offices turned [...]

17 08, 2017

Lemon Case Update

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

The Department of Justice threw a “Hail Mary” or “swung for the fences” with a recent filing arguing that the U.S. Citrus Science Council (USCSC) does not have standing warranting the filing of the industry lawsuit challenging the Argentine Lemon import rule.  On a parallel track, they also agreed to a calendar for action steps [...]

17 08, 2017

Coachella Valley Neonic Ban Thwarted

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

The Coachella Valley Resource Conservation District (RCD) voted down a proposal last week that would have recommended an anti-neonicotinoid (neonic) policy to the 13 member agencies that make up the Greater Coachella Valley Association of Governments.  The proposal specifically called for cities and counties in the Coachella Valley to prohibit the use of neonic insecticides [...]

17 08, 2017

CCM’s Voluntary Tree Removal Program Continued in Orange County

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

CCM was awarded funding from USDA’s HLB Multi-Agency Cooperative Group to offer a voluntary citrus tree removal program to residents in San Gabriel and Anaheim where the risk of HLB is at an all-time high.  An intensive, hyper local outreach program was initiated in both cities to educate residents about ACP and HLB and invite them [...]

17 08, 2017

State Funding for ACP and HLB is a Priority for CCM

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

CCM delivered a significant win for California citrus growers during the last legislative session by advocating for and achieving $10 million in state funding for the ACP and HLB prevention program. Additionally, CCM efforts at the Federal level yielded an additional $2.5 million in the federal budget for the USDA Citrus Health Response Program (CHRP), which [...]

17 08, 2017

CCM to True Value Hardware: Don’t Pander to Activist Demands

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

True Value Company has joined Home Depot and Lowes in implementing a company-wide policy of phasing out the sale of neonicotinoid (neonics) products and commitment to working with suppliers to eliminate its use on nursery products. The move followed months of, what we consider, harassment by anti-pesticide groups to adopt such policies in order to [...]

17 08, 2017

Florida Citrus Industry and Bayer Partner on HLB Research Efforts

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

Florida’s Citrus Research Development Foundation (CRDF) and Bayer announced this week a new research agreement to identify solutions to HLB.  According to a joint press release, under the long-term research agreement, Bayer will provide access to its Disease Control know-how and will coordinate public and private research to find novel solutions for HLB in Florida and beyond. [...]

10 08, 2017

Sacramento Update: Water Well Permits Bill Amended

By | August 10th, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

A bill proposing significant changes for water well permit applicants and permitting counties overlaying critically over-drafted groundwater basins was significantly amended by the author following months of meetings with agricultural stakeholders including CCM.  As originally draft, the bill, SB 252 by Senator Dodd directly undercut the authority of local groundwater agencies provided by the Sustainable [...]

10 08, 2017

Cal Poly Pomona’s Ben Quillian Named Director for the Citrus Research Foundation

By | August 10th, 2017|Categories: Research|0 Comments

The Citrus Research Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed Ben Quillian as executive director of the Foundation and general manager of the biosecurity level 3 research facility at UC Riverside.   Ben joins the citrus industry following a long and successful career in the California State University system. The citrus industry was first introduced to Ben [...]