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12 07, 2018

Public Utilities Seek to Pass on Wildfire Costs to Ratepayers

By | July 12th, 2018|Categories: Energy|0 Comments

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is on the hook for billions of dollars in damages resulting from the 2017 wildfires and they are looking for ratepayers to cover the costs. The utility has sponsored a bill, AB 33 (Quirk) that would create a bond structure to pay for the costs of the 2017 fires they [...]

12 07, 2018

Register Today for the CCM Annual Golf Tournament!

By | July 12th, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: |0 Comments

It’s that time of year again! CCM is gearing up for its 22nd Annual Kick-off Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, September 14th at the River Island Country Club. Be sure to get your team together and send in your registration form to the CCM office (512 N. Kaweah Ave., Exeter, CA). Playing in the Kick-off [...]

12 07, 2018

President Trump Says, But Can He Do?

By | July 12th, 2018|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

Headlines on China trade are rampant and unfortunately for the California citrus industry and a few colleagues, China expanded the battleground to include agriculture and our industry from day one.  In April, as the battle unfolded the President said:  You can assure your farmers out there that we’re not going to allow them to be [...]

12 07, 2018

Assemblymember Adam Gray Pushes Back Against the SWRCB

By | July 12th, 2018|Categories: Water|0 Comments

Last week, Assemblymember Adam Gray released a statement condemning the announcement from the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to ignore decade’s worth of science and public opinion by adopting radical new requirements to seize and waste critically needed San Joaquin Valley water supplies. “The State Water Resources Control Board’s decision today is the first [...]

12 07, 2018

By The Numbers: ACP/HLB

By | July 12th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The industry advisory committee coordinating program elements against the challenge of ACP and HLB met this past week in Visalia and as per our custom, here are some stats specific to the program: Analysis:  Through June 2018 over 84,000 ACP & Plant analysis have taken place.  Since 2008 644,820 ACP & plant analysis has taken [...]

12 07, 2018

Final Florida Citrus Forecast of the 2017-2018 Season

By | July 12th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

The 2017-2018 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Florida citrus forecast for July is unchanged from June. The all-orange forecast remains at 45 million boxes, which is down from the first forecast of the season predicting 54 million boxes. The total is comprised of 19 million boxes of non-Valencia oranges (early, midseason, and Navel varieties) and [...]

9 07, 2018

Kroger Rescinds New Payment Policy For Produce Suppliers

By | July 9th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

The Kroger Co. has clearly stated in a letter that produce suppliers are not required to participate in its new "Net 90" payment Policy. The letter was written by Matt P. Hodges, senior manager, sourcing and financing for Kroger in response to an inquiry from the director of the USDA's PACA Division. The letter states [...]

5 07, 2018

Supreme Court Deals Significant Blow to Public Employee Unions

By | July 5th, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

The Supreme court ruled in a 5-4 decision last Thursday in support of Janus against the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSME).  The decision is one of the most significant blows to public sector unions and could lead to significant changes in California. At issue in the case was whether a public-sector [...]

5 07, 2018

China Focus

By | July 5th, 2018|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

Sunkist and CCM continue to work with colleagues from other commodity groups defining the scope of current and potential damage if the trade war of words is not rectified sooner rather than later.  Collectively, the group is rejecting a trial balloon raised by USDA in which they would buy excess volume as a result of [...]

5 07, 2018

Crop Report Summaries

By | July 5th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

Every year, each County submits its annual Crop Report for the previous year’s crop and CCM observes and documents the citrus specific parts of each report. So far, San Diego, Riverside, and Monterey Counties have submitted their 2017 reports and this is what we are seeing in regards to citrus: San Diego Lemons and Oranges [...]