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2 05, 2019

CCM Engages with the Regulatory Agencies in Sacramento

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Energy, Food Safety, Pest and Disease, Pesticides, Water|0 Comments

Last week we summarized the CCM Directors and members of the Government Relations committee trip to Sacramento to meet with legislators, regulatory agencies, and the administration on key policy issues impacting the industry. This week we have put together an in-depth description of the meetings that took place on the second day of the trip [...]

2 05, 2019

Join CCM in Sacramento for the 4th Annual Citrus Stride!

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Each year, CCM invites legislators and policy makers to participate in the “Citrus Stride”, a one-mile walk around the State Capitol benefitting community food banks throughout the state.  For every registered participant, CCM pledges to donate 1,000 pounds of citrus to the food banks during the following season. This year’s event will take place on [...]

2 05, 2019

ACP/HLB Research Group DATOC Releases Quarterly Report

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

In 2016 the Data Analysis and Tactical Operations Center (DATOC) was formed in partnership with the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program and the Citrus Research Board to create produce analyses regarding the state of ACP and HLB in California and offer scientific-based recommendations to the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee for the suppression and [...]

2 05, 2019

EPA Reaffirms Finding that Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday reaffirmed its finding that glyphosate, the world's most popular herbicide, is not a cancer risk to users. It's the next step in the EPA's process to re-register the herbicide. The agency said its scientific findings on human health risk are consistent with the reviews by several other countries and [...]

2 05, 2019

Applications being Accepted for the CDFA Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is seeking a representative from the citrus industry to serve on the Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee (VPCRAC).  The committee makes recommendations to the CDFA secretary on matters pertaining to vertebrate pest control research. The term of office is unlimited. Interested parties should contact Tulare County Agriculture [...]

26 04, 2019

Representing the Citrus Industry in Sacramento

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease, Pesticides, Water|0 Comments

CCM Directors and members of the Government Relations committee traveled to Sacramento this week to meet with legislators, regulatory agencies, and the administration on key policy issues impacting the industry – maintaining general fund support for the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing program, protecting crop protection materials against legislative bans, and a comprehensive solution to [...]

25 04, 2019

The State of HLB in California Grower Meetings

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program hosted informational meetings on April 16-18 throughout California to inform citrus growers, packers, and haulers about what to expect from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) regulatory response if Huanglongbing (HLB) is found within five miles of a commercial citrus business.  The meetings took place in [...]

25 04, 2019

California Citrus Should have this Program!

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

Long ago CCM chronicled the disparity in farm programs around the world that place the California citrus industry as a disadvantage.  Almost 20 years ago we noted that the EU subsidized their citrus industry to the tune of what is now a billion dollars!  Today we are noting that farming costs in the Southern Hemisphere [...]

25 04, 2019

On the Chemical Registration Front

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease, Pesticides|0 Comments

The 24c for use of Movento on Citrus during bloom has been renewed, extending the use thru April 30, 2024.  The 24c is beneficial during ACP control periods in the Counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial, Santa Cruz, and San Benito.  A one-time bloom [...]

25 04, 2019

Trade Talk

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

First the good news.  The Administration is threatening to go over the EU producers regarding the availability of very inexpensive airplane parts being made available to manufacturers to the detriment of U.S. manufacturing.  Taking a page from the China profile, USTR has indicated tariffs will be placed on imported agricultural product specifically listing oranges, lemons, [...]