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28 04, 2017

The California Citrus Grower Defines Leadership

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The following was written by CCM President Joel Nelsen and was published in Growing Produce.  More than eight years ago, California citrus producers became aware of an unknown disease affecting Florida citrus quality and quantity. California growers traveled to Florida to learn more. They learned about tree symptoms, fruit shape, and fruit flavor. They learned [...]

27 04, 2017

Free Training and Resource Fair for Crew Leaders, Supervisors, and FLCs

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

27 04, 2017

Making a Difference: The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|Tags: , |0 Comments

The California Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP) was created through grower action and is both funded and run by California citrus growers for the preservation of the California citrus industry.  Since its creation, it has been the driving force behind slowing the spread of the HLB vectoring Asia citrus psyllid (ACP) and the [...]

27 04, 2017

URGENT! Tell Senate Democrats to vote NO on Anti-Pesticide Bill

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

The Senate is expected to vote on a bill by the end of next week that will require any seed or plant sold at retail that has been treated with a neonicotinoid to carry a label stating, “WARNING: MAY HARM BEES.” If SB 602 passes, nearly every citrus tree sold in California will have to [...]

27 04, 2017

Citrus Research Board Referendum – Last Chance to Vote!

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ballots from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are in the hands of California citrus growers, asking them to vote on continuing the work of the Citrus Research Board (CRB) for the next five years. Ballots are due this Saturday, April 29. The CRB was chartered nearly 50 years ago to enable California [...]

27 04, 2017

Abandoned Fillmore Grove Removed by Citrus Matters ACT Program

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Abandoned citrus trees are a reservoir for the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing and put healthy neighboring groves at risk.  To address this growing issue, Bayer CropScience and California Citrus Mutual have partnered on a program that will provide free removal of abandoned groves in areas where ACP is prevalent. The Citrus Matters Abandoned Citrus [...]

27 04, 2017

CCM Supports Legislation to Improve Government Accountability

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

California is one, if not the most, heavily regulated states in the country.  But Democrats and Republicans in the legislature are trying to crack the bureaucracy through a sweep of bills dealing with government accountability, legislative oversight, and regulatory overreach.  Consistent with CCM’s mission of advocating for a more business-friendly environment for California’s citrus growers, [...]

27 04, 2017

The Facts on Chlorpyrifos Safety

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

In March, after considering comments and current government policy, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an order denying in full the activist petition requesting that EPA revoke all tolerances for chlorpyrifos.  EPA will now focus its attention on updating and revising its human health assessment for chlorpyrifos under the standard procedures of the ongoing registration [...]

27 04, 2017

Long and Productive CCM Board Session

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

April’s CCM board meeting had a lengthy agenda, primarily because of numerous dynamics affecting our industry and the lack of a March board meeting due to Showcase and director visits in Sacramento.  Highlights included: A strong financial and resource commitment to programs designed to “change the face of Sacramento.”  After last year’s political negativity, CCM [...]

27 04, 2017

Political Patronage Running Amok

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

The appointment and Senate confirmation of Isadore Hall for the ALRB has been well publicized.  All of agriculture was in opposition to this appointment for very good reasons.  State Senator Andy Vidak led the charge on the effort, which wasn’t covered in the consumer media since the State Senate ignored his comments.  CCM believes he [...]