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20 06, 2019

CPDPC Endorses Voluntary Best Practices for Growers in Response to HLB Detections

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

To provide California citrus growers with a strong toolbox of options to protect their orchards from Huanglongbing (HLB), the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Committee has endorsed the following “Best Practices for Growers in Response to HLB in California.” The recommendations – which are grouped based on a grower’s proximity to an HLB detection – [...]

20 06, 2019

State Budget Includes Funding for ACP/HLB Program

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Politics|0 Comments

The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program will receive an additional $2.5 million in continuous funding from the State General Fund this year to create a dedicated citrus division at the Department of Food and Agriculture.  The funding was requested by CDFA and approved by the legislature as part of the 2019 Budget Act passed [...]

20 06, 2019

Save the Date! Issues & Eggs with Assemblyman Adam Gray July 26

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Politics|0 Comments

Join California Citrus Mutual on Friday, July 26 at the Visalia Country Club for Issues & Eggs with Assembly Member Adam Gray, a fundraiser for the CCM PAC. Assembly Member Gray has long been a champion for legislative policies that create a reliable water supply for agriculture.  He has challenged the State Water Resources Control [...]

13 06, 2019

Reminder: CRB Citrus Grower Educational Seminar Series

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Citrus Research Board (CRB) will once again be holding their annual Citrus Growers Educational Seminar Series June 25th – 27th. This free seminar series will take place in Palm Desert, Santa Paula, and Exeter beginning at 8:00 am and concluding with lunch at 12 noon. Topics will include: Regional Farm Advisor Citrus Report and [...]

13 06, 2019

Nelsen Reappointed to Senior Trade Policy GRP

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Politics, Press Releases, Trade|0 Comments

CCM’s Joel Nelsen was reappointed to the Administration’s   Fruit & Vegetable Trade Advisory Committee this week as announced by  USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and Trade Ambassador Robert  Lighthizer.  These positions are highly coveted as they have direct  engagement with Administration officials on trade policy.  Nelsen has served since the George W. Bush Administration, and for [...]

13 06, 2019

Deal Finally Reached on Drinking Water

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

For the last several years, the CCM team has been working to secure a deal that provided operating and maintenance funding for small communities located in rural agricultural areas.  This funding gap led to these communities being unable to treat their drinking water systems to current drinking water standards.  This situation resulted in the State [...]

13 06, 2019

Immigration Bill Passes the House? Hmmm not so fast

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

What the House did pass was legislation to provide legal status to undocumented immigrants.  So that means the existing work force could become legal residents and take the offered pathway to citizenship.  It passed on a party line vote, moves to the Senate which has a high degree of uncertainty for passage in its present [...]

13 06, 2019

Drop-in by USDA Successful

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being in California for a speaking engagement with time to spare, USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach sought a visit in the South Valley for permanent crops with CCM and the Fresh Fruit Assn. Under Secretary Ibach has responsibility over AMS which now has responsibility on the fruit purchase program; and APHIS which is a central [...]

13 06, 2019

Riverside County Reverses Budget Cuts to UC Cooperative Extension

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Research|0 Comments

Riverside County Board of Supervisors was persuaded to reverse its decision to drastically reduce its budget for UC Cooperative Extension from $674,064 to $112,000 on Monday, June 10th at its public budget meeting.  The UC Cooperative Extension partnership with Riverside County is over 100 years old and has always been a highly productive partnership that [...]

11 06, 2019

Nelsen Reappointed to Senior Trade Policy GRP

By | June 11th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|0 Comments