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23 03, 2017

Groundwater Bill Jeopardizes SGMA Progress

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Senator Dodd, who is usually perceived as being a moderate Democrat, has introduced a groundwater bill that would undermine much of the authority given to local agencies under the 2014 bill package that created the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).  It is rather confusing as to why Dodd has chosen to go forward with this [...]

23 03, 2017

ACP Funding Bills Advance

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|Tags: |0 Comments

Two separate bills dealing with funding for the industry’s Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB) prevention program advanced out of committee this week.  SB 243 by Senator Cathleen Galgiani was passed unanimously by the Senate Agriculture Committee and AB 1232 by Assembly Member Vince Fong passed unanimously out of the Assembly Agriculture Committee. SB [...]

23 03, 2017

Seeing HLB Up Close in Florida Enhances Grower’s Perspective

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Events, Pest and Disease, Research|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The group of Citrus Mutual growers, including CCM Vice Chairman Matt Fisher and Board Member John Gless, who were in Florida last week to attend the 5th International Research Conference on Huanglongbing, took time out from the conference to visit HLB infected groves and talk to Florida citrus growers.  The tour led by CCM Vice [...]

23 03, 2017

Texas HLB Update is Not Good

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The HLB battle is operating on several fronts with mixed levels of success.  During a monthly conference call with federal and state officials the news from Texas was not positive.  Early flush and significant rain has caused the ACP detections to rise significantly in both urban and commercial areas.  Worse yet, HLB detections have dramatically [...]

23 03, 2017

Salas Continues to Emphasize Need for Water Infrastructure

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

On Tuesday Assembly Member Rudy Salas presented his bill AB 176 to the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife with a $7 million request from the General Fund for increased regional water conveyance in the San Joaquin Valley.  The project would expand the ability of Reverse Flow Pump-Back Facilities on the Friant-Kern Canal Restoration Project which [...]

23 03, 2017

Argentine Rule Delayed 60 Days!

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Trade|Tags: |0 Comments

Last Friday afternoon CCM received word that the Argentine lemon proposal allowing product into the United States was being delayed for 60 days.  On Tuesday of this week, the Federal Register published 8 notices from various agencies that announced “further delays” on rules.  A combination of factors has led to the delays: The lack of [...]

23 03, 2017

Prop 65 GRP at it Again

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|Tags: |0 Comments

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is once again proclaiming that malathion, causes cancer.  CCM joined with five sister organizations protesting the declaration stating that OEHHA, once again, used an unreasonable baseline for dose that leads one to an erroneous decision or conclusion relative to causing cancer.  “OEHHA continues to ignore the age [...]

23 03, 2017

Getting Citrus Facts into more Classrooms

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Last week we mentioned CCM’s support of local teachers creating an innovative learning game for students which is incorporating the citrus industry and our fight against ACP and HLB. This game, Breakout EDU, was presented over the weekend in the Innovative Lesson Design Competition in Palm Springs. The CCM logo was prominently placed in their [...]

23 03, 2017

Spreading Citrus Strong at Ag Day at the Capitol

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Yesterday CCM participated in California Agriculture Day celebrated at the state Capitol under the Citrus Strong banner. Over 50 vendors from different agriculture groups participated in this year’s event with the theme being “CA Grown: Ag Proud!” The event started with an hour open to only legislatures and their staff, which gave us the perfect [...]

23 03, 2017

Friant Water Authority’s First Annual Meeting

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

The Friant Water Authority will be holding its first Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 18th at the International Agri-Center, Social Hall in Tulare. This event is open to Friant Division water users, farmers, and communities. It will include remarks by Friant Water Authority leadership about the 2017 Water Year, state and federal water legislation, water [...]