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15 12, 2017

Florida Citrus Crop Estimates Continue to Drop in the Wake of Irma

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture once again decreased its monthly estimate of Florida’s 2017-2018 citrus crop. The USDA now says Florida will produce 46 million boxes of oranges, down 4 million boxes from November and 8 million boxes from October. This estimate would be the smallest production in Florida since the 1944-1945 season and would [...]

15 12, 2017

Fire Recovery Assistance for Southern California

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

Growers affected by the Thomas Fire are encouraged to attend one of several upcoming meetings hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) California Farm Service Agency regarding the availability of safety net programs to help producers recover from eligible losses including the Tree Assistance Program.  In addition, the Emergency Conservation Program provides funding and technical [...]

15 12, 2017

Competing Tax Bills and Citrus

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

Conferees from both the House and Senate have begun deliberations, and as reported last week, efforts were made by Republicans to limit the differing passages and therefore avoid political tradeoffs as much as possible.  Our Washington, D.C. team has done an extensive analysis and suggest the following steps be taken by interested parties: There are [...]

15 12, 2017

FujiMite SC Miticide/Insecticide Granted Reduced Preharvest Interval in Citrus

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

FujiMite® SC Miticide/Insecticide from Nichino America, Inc. has been granted a reduced Preharvest Interval (PHI) from 14 to 3 days for citrus crops. CCM helped push for this by writing a letter of support earlier in the year. The active ingredient in FujiMite SC, fenpyroximate, works by blocking cellular respiration, providing excellent control on a [...]

15 12, 2017

Ventura County Becomes Priority for Citrus Stride Donations

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Events|0 Comments

As part of our Citrus Strong campaign, CCM continues to work with California food banks to coordinate fruit donations from our generous citrus industry to fulfill the pledges made during our Citrus Stride event last April. At this year’s Citrus Stride, held April 19, citrus growers committed to donating an additional truckload of citrus to [...]

15 12, 2017

Sex Pheromone of Asian Citrus Psyllid Discovered

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

In a ground-breaking discovery encompassing six years of research, an international team of scientists led by UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal announced they've identified the sex pheromone of the Asian Citrus Psyllid. Currently, growers are using yellow sticky traps to detect the insect and to monitor the population, but these traps to not lure the pest in [...]

15 12, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Urge Travelers not to Bring Citrus Across the Border

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is urging travelers not to bring citrus across the U.S. border this holiday season. The CBP typically sees an influx of “Christmas oranges” around the holiday season when Canadian citizens travel to southern states. Due to the risk of pest and diseases, CBP is making it a priority [...]

8 12, 2017

Note to Ventura/Oxnard Area Growers

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Citrus Mutual has been in contact with state Farm Service Agency officials who have now tentatively scheduled a workshop for December 20 in the Oxnard area.  Growers and interested parties are urged to SAVE THE DATE inasmuch representatives will relate information about varied programs that can be accessed to restore property lost during the devastating [...]

8 12, 2017

Citrus Stride Kicks Off Food Bank Fruit Donations

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry, Events|0 Comments

California citrus growers donated 44,000 pounds of citrus to the Community Action Partnership of Kern County (CAPK) last week as part of an ongoing education and outreach program by California Citrus Mutual called Citrus Strong. Citrus Strong is dedicated to educating our state’s elected officials about the benefits that the California citrus industry provides to [...]

8 12, 2017

Citrus Mutual Board Reviews Action on Several Fronts

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

No doubt the easiest item on the December Board agenda was receiving the auditor’s report after reviewing CCM’s financial condition that all activities in this subject area are being done appropriately and the organization continues to be in solid financial shape.  “Once we got through that initial item there was no shortage of subject areas [...]