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22 08, 2019

Save the Date – The Lindcove Citrus Gala October 4th

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Events|0 Comments

The Citrus Research Board and the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources will be hosting the Lindcove Citrus Gala on October 4, 2019. The event will be held at the Lindcove Research & Extension Center. Join them for a cocktail hour and dinner as they raise money to sweeten the future of citrus at [...]

22 08, 2019

Commercial Industry Education Program August 30th

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Education|0 Comments

California Agricultural Labor Association will be hosting a Commercial Industry Education Program on Friday, August 30th at the Lindsay Wellness Center – 860 North Sequoia Ave., Lindsay, CA 93247 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  This event is in partnership with the California Highway Patrol to discuss specific topics to anyone in the commercial trucking [...]

22 08, 2019

USDA 2018 Impact Report: By the Numbers

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Trade|0 Comments

Each year the USDA releases an Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Report. We have included some notable facts from the report below. APHIS inspected and cleared 3.83 billion pounds of fresh fruit and 1.1 billion plants from 22 countries before being shipped to the United States; identified 130,493 individual pests found during U.S. [...]

22 08, 2019

Victoria Hornbaker named as Director of Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

On Wednesday, August 21st CDFA Secretary Karen Ross announced the selection of Victoria Hornbaker as the Director of the new Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division. “Victoria started her career with California Department of Food and Agriculture in 2008 as the Vertebrate Pest Control Program Supervisor in the Integrated Pest Control (IPC) Branch.  She has [...]

22 08, 2019

What you need to know about the proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Politics|0 Comments

Much is being printed about the proposed regulatory modifications to the federal Endangered Species Act.  Bottom line: the Administration acted, activists responded, and states sued.  This is getting rather predictable. The changes are scheduled to take effect 30 days after the final rules are published in the Federal Register.  Highlights specific to our interests are: [...]

22 08, 2019

Commentary on the Prop. 65-Glyphostate Boondoggle

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

In 1986, California voters passed Proposition 65 requiring businesses to provide warnings to the public about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, as determined by specified state agencies. As a result of the adulterated process surrounding glyphosate (to name just one), California now requires glyphosate-containing products to carry a Prop. [...]

22 08, 2019

CCM Participates in Roundtable Meeting with UC Ag Sustainability Institute and think tank “Roots of Change” about the Future of CA Agriculture

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Marketing, Politics, Water|0 Comments

CCM’s Alyssa Houtby recently joined representatives from several agricultural associations this week for a roundtable forum with the UC Ag Sustainability Institute and advocacy group “Root of Change” about the future of California agriculture, the regulatory, political, and natural resource issues facing the industry, and opportunities for collaboration. The forum was hosted by the California [...]

22 08, 2019

Trade Delegation Visits South Africa

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Trade, Water|0 Comments

CCM President Casey Creamer visited South Africa last week as part of a California trade delegation.  The delegation was put together by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross.  Also participating was Karla Nemeth, Director of the California Department of Water Resources; Carlos Suarez, State Conservationist with USDA Natural Resources Conservation District; Randy [...]

22 08, 2019

CCM Awards 5 Scholarships to Students Pursuing Careers in Agriculture

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Education|0 Comments

The CCM Scholarship Committee has awarded 5 outstanding students with an academic scholarship for the 2019-20 school year. Each of the selected students will pursue a higher education in their chosen fields and have demonstrated excellent leadership, academic, and philanthropic achievements. Please join us in congratulating Aaron Black, Camille Alamo, Ana Cristina Moron Guzman, Jennifer [...]

22 08, 2019

Remembering Charlie Coggins

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Education|0 Comments

It is with deep sadness that we learned that Charles W. Coggins, Jr. passed away on Aug 18, 2019, at the age of 88. Coggins served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the California Citrus Quality Council from November 1992 to January 2008.  In 2003, he was presented with CCQC’s highest honor, the [...]