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5 12, 2019

Japan Finalizes US Trade Agreement

By | December 5th, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

This September California Citrus Mutual reported that the United States had struck a new market access agreement with Japan. The agreement was not subject to Congressional approval; we have been awaiting approval by the Japanese National Diet. On December 4, 2019, the Japanese National Diet approved the market access agreement. This is welcome news to [...]

5 12, 2019

Training for Field Crews: Prevent ACP and HLB in Your Orchards

By | December 5th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

5 12, 2019

CDFA Press Release: Detection of citrus disease Huanglongbing triggers quarantine expansion in portions of San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties

By | December 5th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

SACRAMENTO – November 22, 2019 – A quarantine has been declared following the detection of the citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, in a single citrus tree in an unincorporated area of San Bernardino County, near Montclair. This is the first time the plant disease has been detected in San Bernardino County. CDFA is [...]

5 12, 2019

Please Take Our Survey about H-2A Utilization

By | December 5th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Labor|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual is conducting a survey to determine the extent that H-2A labor is utilized by the California citrus industry. The survey results will provide valuable insight to the CCM membership about labor trends within the industry and labor availability as the season progresses.  Additionally, the data provided will be aggregated and shared with [...]

5 12, 2019

Reminder: Overtime Hours, Minimum Wage Rate, and Paid Sick Leave Requirements Change January 1, 2020

By | December 5th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

The following changes to overtime compensation and minimum wage rates are applicable to employers with 26 or more employees (“Large Employers”) effective January 1, 2020 The minimum wage rate is increased to $13 per hour. Employees must be compensated at overtime rates after 9 hours of work daily or 50 hours in a workweek. Employees [...]

21 11, 2019

Lindcove Research and Extension Center Citrus Fruit Display and Tasting Event

By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Education|0 Comments

21 11, 2019

California Rejects Federal Water Proposal; Files Lawsuit over Endangered Species

By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Politics, Water|0 Comments

Today, the Newsom Administration rejected the Federal Government’s water proposal and released its draft environmental impact report for “fish protective management” of the State Water Project and water flows through the Delta. According to the Administration, the proposed plan “reflects the state’s assessment that operating rules recently proposed by federal agencies are not scientifically adequate [...]

21 11, 2019

Farm Workforce Modernization Act Passed Out of Judiciary Committee

By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Labor|0 Comments

Today, November 21, 2019, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038) was passed by the House Judiciary Committee 18-12. This bill would provide many provisions for securing a stable and legal workforce for agriculture in the United States. H.R. 5038 now awaits consideration on the floor of the House of Representatives. California Citrus Mutual signed [...]

21 11, 2019


By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|0 Comments

The California Citrus Quality Council (CCQC) is contacting California citrus exporters to provide information about the conditions for the reopening of the New Zealand export market. Attached for your information are the new requirements for shipping to New Zealand.  According to APHIS, the market is open. The requirements are extensive, so CCQC would like to [...]

21 11, 2019

Are We Seeing a Repeat of Last Season?

By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Marketing|0 Comments

With the disaster that was last season, there are significant and warranted concerns about how this season will play out. The start of pricing this year was eerily similar to last season and we are now, unfortunately, starting to see prices dip as companies are competing for shelf space.  Is this a repeat of last [...]