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24 10, 2019

State Water Resources Control Board Voted to Approve CV-SALTS

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

On Wednesday, October 17, 2019, the State Water Resources Control Board voted to approve the Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability, otherwise known as CV-SALTS.  Approval of the plan was conditioned upon several revisions.  The most notable of these revisions accelerated the timeline to achieve the goal of reducing salts and nitrates in groundwater [...]

24 10, 2019

California Citrus Mutual Election Results Finalized

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

The ballots for the 2019-2020 CCM Board of Directors were counted on October 16th.  Julia Inestroza and Maribel Nenna were elected to fill vacancies in Tulare County.  Directors Carlos Gutierrez, Gus Carranza, Tom Wollenman, Matt Leider, Brian Neufeld, Matt Fisher, John S. Gless, Brian Fien, and Jared Plumlee were re-elected to new two-year terms for [...]

17 10, 2019

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments to Cal DPR

By | October 17th, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease, Politics|0 Comments

Governor Newsom has appointed Val Dolcini director at the Department of Pesticide Regulation, where he has served as acting director since June 2019 following the departure of former director Brian Leahy. Dolcini also served concurrently as the deputy secretary for agriculture at Cal EPA. Dolcini’s appointment to DPR director was broadly supported by the agricultural [...]

17 10, 2019

CCQC Announces First Copper Application

By | October 17th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

On Wednesday, October 16 California Citrus Quality Council (CCQC) announced the dates for the first copper application for shipments to Korea. See the information below: “This is an advisory for all California orange packinghouses in all counties regarding the first preharvest field-application of a fungicide for all orange blocks eligible to ship to Korea in [...]

17 10, 2019

Tulare Co. Ag Commissioner’s Office Sends Letter to Packers & Transporters regarding ACP HLB

By | October 17th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

With the start of Navel season rapidly approaching the Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner’s office sent a letter to processors and packers and transporters. The goal of these letters was to remind them of the measures that need to be taken to prevent the spread of Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and potentially Huanglongbing (HLB). You can [...]

17 10, 2019

CCM Hosted Grower Town Halls

By | October 17th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Events|0 Comments

CCM staff hosted a series of Grower Town Halls in Palm Desert, Ventura, and Tulare. The program included updates from President and CEO, Casey Creamer, Director of Government Relations, Alyssa Houtby, and Director of Regulatory Affairs, Lori Apodaca. Guests also received updates from CPDPD Director, Victoria Hornbaker and President of the Citrus Research Board, Marcy [...]

17 10, 2019

San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course: November 12th – 14th

By | October 17th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Education|0 Comments

Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12th. The course is located at Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center - 9240 S Riverbend Avenue, Parlier, CA 93648. The event is open to anyone involved with spray application operations, including supervisors, managers, growers, owners, and PCA’s. For more information please visit this website:

10 10, 2019

Important Changes for Using Paraquat

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has required that by November 14, 2019, Paraquat manufacturers must make several changes to the product label.  These changes will impact all users of Paraquat.  The primary changes include:  both English and Spanish language versions of warnings printed on the label, as well as a revised restricted-use statement; and [...]

10 10, 2019

State Legislation Report: 2019 in Review

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

ACP/HLB BUDGET REQUEST  The CDFA Budget Change Proposal (BCP) was approved by both houses and included in the budget.  The BCP is for $2.5 million in additional ongoing appropriations from the General Fund and 65 positions to establish a dedicated citrus division within CDFA was approved by both the Assembly and Senate Budget subcommittees as [...]

10 10, 2019

CCM Urges Congress to Pass USCMA

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual is part of a broad coalition that is urging Congress to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).  USMCA is widely seen as an improvement over NAFTA and its ratification by Congress will help create California jobs and spur economic growth while also strengthening protections for workers and the environment.  According to Trade [...]