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7 11, 2019

CRB Elects New Executive Officers

By | November 7th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Research|0 Comments

On September 24, 2019, during the Citrus Research Board’s (CRB) Annual Meeting, the Board voted to recommend three members to the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture Karen Ross for approval to serve as the organization’s executive officers.  The 2019-2020 Executive Officers are: Justin Brown, CRB Chairman; John Konda, CRB Vice Chairman, [...]

31 10, 2019

Annual Meeting is Next Week! – November 8th

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Events|0 Comments

It will be a beautiful night, filled with delicious food and fun. Our theme this year is the Academy Awards, so bring your best dress and be prepared to be dazzled. This year will be a special event that you do not want to miss. We hope to see you there!

31 10, 2019

Positive HLB Find in Tijuana

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual received an update from APHIS that the samples they took from the ACP/HLB finds in Tijuana a few months ago were found to be HLB positive. On October 18, APHIS IS with the Baja California Department of Agriculture removed and burned the tree on site. The positive detection came from samples at [...]

31 10, 2019

China Trade Deal on the Horizon? Congressional Leaders Weigh in on Behalf of Citrus!

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|0 Comments

The last several weeks have brought forth some optimism regarding the trade dispute with China and the retaliatory tariffs that are being levied against citrus and other agricultural products.  On October 11th, President Trump held a press conference to announce a Phase 1 agreement with China.  That deal, subject to final documentation, is that China [...]

30 10, 2019

Press Release: California Citrus Mutual Supports the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

By | October 30th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Press Releases|0 Comments

Media Contact: Alexis Silveira Communications Manager Phone: (559) 592-3790 California Citrus Mutual Supports the Farm Workforce Modernization Act October 30, 2019, Exeter, Calif.  It is with great excitement that California Citrus Mutual announces our support for the "Farm Workforce Modernization Act" introduced today by Congresswomen Zoe Lofgren, chair of the Judiciary Committee. "We applaud [...]

24 10, 2019

Ventura County ACP-HLB Task Force Fall Workshop – October 29th

By | October 24th, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The Ventura County ACP-HLB Task Force invites local citrus industry members to attend an informational workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 29, for updates on Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) area-wide treatments; a report on the use of canines to scout commercial groves; Huanglongbing (HLB) detections; strategies for disease prevention and more. Attendance is free, but advance registration is [...]

24 10, 2019

Matt Fisher Elected CCM Board Chairman

By | October 24th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry|0 Comments

Matt Fisher is the new Chairman of California Citrus Mutual. Matt resides in Bakersfield with his wife Julie and their four children. Matt is a fourth-generation citrus grower and is involved in all aspects of his family's business, which consists of family-owned acreage as well as farm management acreage. His family also founded an agricultural [...]

24 10, 2019

Submit your DPR License or Certificate Renewals by November 1st!

By | October 24th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

Please submit DPR License or Certificate renewals by November 1! For those of you who need to renew your license (DPR certificate or license) this year (business names or individual surnames that begin with letters M-Z), this is the last reminder to submit your renewal early. Keep in mind that the processing time for renewals [...]

24 10, 2019

CDFA Now Accepting Applications for State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

By | October 24th, 2019|Categories: Water|0 Comments

SACRAMENTO, October 21, 2019 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP), a competitive grant program that incentivizes farmers to invest in irrigation water and energy efficiency. Agricultural operations can apply for up to $100,000 for projects that involve improvements to [...]

24 10, 2019

Great News, the Updated Biological Opinions Have Been Released

By | October 24th, 2019|Categories: Water|0 Comments

The Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released the new Biological Opinions on October 21, 2019. Below is the information released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “The Service finalized our biological opinion on the coordinated operations of the CVP/SWP on October 21, 2019. The Service carefully evaluated the impact of [...]