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27 06, 2019

Residential Tree Removal Program Kicks off in Westminster

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual held a meeting on June 1st with homeowners in the city of Westminster. Staff utilized this opportunity to share information about the importance of proper care for backyard citrus trees with respect to preventing HLB. CCM utilized postcards, door hangers, and radio ads for the advertisement of the free voluntary citrus tree [...]

27 06, 2019

State Senate Delegation Visits Central Valley Agriculture

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual joined with the California Fresh Fruit Association, Western Plant Health Association, American Pistachio Growers, Western Growers Association, and the Agriculture Council of California to host a 5-member delegation of the California Senate for a two-day tour of Central Valley farming operations last week. The delegation was led by Senator Steve Glazer, who [...]

27 06, 2019

Long-awaited HLB research lab soon to be a reality

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Research|0 Comments

On Monday, the executive committee for the California Citrus Research Foundation held a conference call with CRB leadership and the UC Riverside containment director about the status of the facility’s USDA certification, occupancy prospects, and equipment and facility functions. We were notified that USDA is authorizing specific members of the research committee to access the [...]

27 06, 2019

CCM files comments opposing citrus imports from China

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|Tags: |0 Comments

“As an overarching comment, we are confused by the events that have taken place with respect to the request from China,” so states the opening paragraph of CCM comments submitted in response to Chinese petition to import citrus into the United States. We question why pest-free areas of production were eliminated as a requirement and [...]

27 06, 2019

Sacramento Update: June 27, 2019

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

Back in May, a legislative deadline required all bills to be passed out of their house of origin.  Any bill that did not make it out either became a two-year bill or was de-facto “killed”. SB 458 by Senator Durazo was one bill that died as a result of being held on Senate Appropriations suspense [...]

27 06, 2019

Issues & Eggs with Assembly Member Adam Gray July 26

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Events|0 Comments

The CCM Political Action Committee invites you to attend our annual Issues & Eggs fundraiser on July 26th at the Visalia Country Club.  We are excited to have Assemblymember Adam Gray as our keynote speaker.  Gray is an outspoken proponent of government oversight and fair water policies that ensure a reliable water source for farmers.  [...]

27 06, 2019

Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Negotiations Continue

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |0 Comments

As part of the 2019-20 Budget, the Governor and Legislature reached an agreement to provide $130 million in funding for safe and affordable drinking water from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) and the State’s General Fund. As reported in the Market Memo, CCM and several other agricultural associations have been at the table for [...]

20 06, 2019

Lawsuit requires FDA to designate “high risk” foods

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Food Safety, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reached a settlement with the Center for Food Safety (CFS) that will see the former designate “high risk” foods and propose special recordkeeping requirements for facilities that handle them by September 8, 2020. FDA has also agreed to publish the final rule and post the list of [...]

20 06, 2019

Are you ready for Cal/OSHA to bring on the heat?

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

By: Jizell Lopez, The Saqui Law Group Yesterday, Cal/OSHA issued a news release urging all employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness. The news release is available here. Several cities across the state are already dealing with high heat temperatures and it is expected to stay between 90 and 100 degrees for the next [...]

20 06, 2019

Are bumblebees fish?

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

Last week, the California Department of Fish and Game heard a petition from the Xerces Society and the Defenders of Wildlife to list four bumblebee species for protection under the California Endangered Species Act.  After some consideration, the Commission voted 3 to 1 to make all four bumblebee species as candidates for listing.  With candidate [...]