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15 08, 2019

Nationwide Updates on the Status of HLB

By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

On Monday, USDA hosted a monthly conference call for citrus-producing states and stakeholders to discuss local and federal activities relative to HLB. Florida reports that due to tree removal initiatives, more intensive farming practices, and nursery regulations, production has improved.  They know they are not out of the woods but after years of decline, then [...]

15 08, 2019

CDFA and DPR Announces Alternatives to Chlorpyrifos Workgroup

By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

On May 8, 2019, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced that the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) would begin acting to ban the use of chlorpyrifos in California by initiating the cancellation of the pesticide. During the cancellation process, DPR's recommendations to county agricultural commissioners for tighter permit restrictions on the use of chlorpyrifos will remain [...]

15 08, 2019

CCM Welcomes new staff member Alexis Silveira

By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Press Releases|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual welcomes Alexis Silveira to the staff as Communications Manager.  Alexis previously worked for the Sacramento County Farm Bureau for two years as the Program and Membership Coordinator.  Before that, she was the Constituent Services Representative for Congressman David Valadao.  In her new role at CCM, she will help expand our communications efforts [...]

15 08, 2019

ACTION ALERT: Amend Senate Bill 1

By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics, Water|0 Comments

Senate Bill 1 by Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins proposes dangerous changes to how the state implements the Endangered Species Act (ESA) which will have a devastating impact to farmers, rural and urban communities, and our ecosystem unless amended. The bill seeks to preserve environmental regulations against perceived rollbacks by the Trump Administration by empowering state agencies [...]

15 08, 2019

Long-awaited Resolutions

By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

Today, August 15,  within literally five-minutes, CCM received notice of two positive conclusions on subjects of keen interest.  More elaboration will follow in subsequent Market Memos, but the final final inspection for the BSL3 facility in Riverside has been concluded and the facility is now open for business!  USDA returned with biosecurity experts to ascertain [...]

8 08, 2019

Field Day at Lindcove August 21st

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Education|0 Comments

The Lindcove Research and Extension Center will host a Field Day on “Fruit Scarring by Thrips, Katydids and Earwigs in Mandarins and Oranges” August 21st from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Various experiments and trials were conducted in May this year at the Lindcove Research and Extension Center.  PCAs and growers will have the opportunity [...]

8 08, 2019

U.C. Experts Webinar August 21st

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Education, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The next U.C. Experts Talk “Understanding effective citrus spray application through computer simulations” will be held via webinar on August 21, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sufficient spray deposition or coverage throughout target tree canopies is an ultimate goal of citrus pesticide application. Yet, how to achieve this goal is usually a challenge [...]

8 08, 2019

Training for Field Crews: ACP Prevention Best Practices

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Education, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program is offering packinghouses and growers the opportunity to host a free Spanish-language training workshop for field crew staff about how to prevent Huanglongbing (HLB) from threatening the California citrus industry’s livelihood and infecting commercial orchards. We must all do our part if we’re going to protect California citrus [...]

8 08, 2019

USDA Announces Connie Conway as State Executive Director for Farm Service Agency

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Connie Conway as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), serving as an appointee of President Donald J. Trump. FSA State Directors help implement USDA policies in planning, organizing, and administering FSA programs in their respective states. They are also responsible for running [...]

8 08, 2019

CDFA Subsidized Food Safety Trainings Available

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Food Safety, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has begun its on-farm inspections as part of the Produce Safety Rule.  Under the Produce Safety Rule, every produce farm must have an individual on staff who has completed an FDA-approved Produce Safety Rule Grower training course.  California Produce Safety Program inspectors will ask to see your [...]