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10 10, 2019

Important Changes for Using Paraquat

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has required that by November 14, 2019, Paraquat manufacturers must make several changes to the product label.  These changes will impact all users of Paraquat.  The primary changes include:  both English and Spanish language versions of warnings printed on the label, as well as a revised restricted-use statement; and [...]

10 10, 2019

State Legislation Report: 2019 in Review

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

ACP/HLB BUDGET REQUEST  The CDFA Budget Change Proposal (BCP) was approved by both houses and included in the budget.  The BCP is for $2.5 million in additional ongoing appropriations from the General Fund and 65 positions to establish a dedicated citrus division within CDFA was approved by both the Assembly and Senate Budget subcommittees as [...]

10 10, 2019

CCM Urges Congress to Pass USCMA

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual is part of a broad coalition that is urging Congress to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).  USMCA is widely seen as an improvement over NAFTA and its ratification by Congress will help create California jobs and spur economic growth while also strengthening protections for workers and the environment.  According to Trade [...]

10 10, 2019

First Aid Kits are Now Available through California Agricultural Labor Association (CALA)

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

 Now is the time to stock up for next season. They have both the 25 person and 50 person kits in stock. Pick up some up today - priced at $25 and $40 dollars. Place your order today and they will deliver to your location. You can contact CALA by calling (559) 379-2822 or emailing [...]

10 10, 2019

There is still time to get your tickets to the Annual Meeting – November 8th

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reservations are available for $60 per person for the 2019 CCM Annual Meeting on November 8th. It will be a beautiful night, filled with delicious food and fun. Our theme this year is the Academy Awards, so bring your best dress and be prepared to be dazzled. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, [...]

10 10, 2019

New 2020 Requirements for Reporting Injuries

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

Updated requirements for reporting injuries to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) have been announced.  Employers will need to be ready to comply by January 1, 2020. Starting on January 1st employers will be able to use an online reporting portal.  Emails will no longer be an acceptable form of reporting incidents [...]

10 10, 2019

AB 5 (Gonzalez): Worker status: employees and independent contractors

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

CCM has recently received a number of questions from growers and packers regarding AB 5. AB 5 was signed into law by Governor Newsom and becomes effective on January 1, 2020.  The law states that any worker is an employee unless the hiring entity can demonstrate that the worker is an independent contractor.   Below is [...]

10 10, 2019

CHLORPYRIFOS CANCELLATION NOW OFFICIAL

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pesticides|0 Comments

Yesterday, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation announced they have reached an agreement with Corteva Agriscience to suspend the sale of Chlorpyrifos in California.  The agreement will allow Chlorpyrifos to be sold in California until February 8, 2020 and growers will be allowed to use the product until December 31, 2020.  The cancellation and agreement [...]

3 10, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom Vetoes SB1

By | October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

On Friday, September 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act authored by Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins. “While I disagree about the efficacy and necessity of Senate Bill 1, I look forward to working with the Legislature in our shared fight against [...]

3 10, 2019

A Special Thank You to Joel Nelsen

By | October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

By: Curt Holmes, CCM Chairman, and Casey Creamer, CCM President You may have read in past President Joel Nelsen’s letter that Monday marked the end of a distinguished 37-year career with California Citrus Mutual. Joel has been a prominent face of the California citrus industry and has given the membership a strong voice in all [...]