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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, [...]

18 04, 2019

Social Security Mismatch and Immigration

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Labor|0 Comments

The Saqui Law Group, a division of Dowling Aaron recently put together information regarding employers and Social Security ‘no matches.” According to the group, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is sending “Employer Correction Request” letters, also known as “no-match letters,” to every employer that has at least one Social Security “no-match.” The letters are likely [...]

18 04, 2019

State Water Board Releases Fact Sheets on SGMA Implementation

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Water|Tags: |0 Comments

The State Water Board has released new fact sheets on the following topics to assist with implementation of SGMA: Probationary Designation and Groundwater Regulation by the State Water Board Stakeholder Inclusion State and Regional Water Boards basics Funding Opportunities for Groundwater Sustainability Agencies Beneficial Use and Underground Water Storage Projects These fact sheets, as well [...]

18 04, 2019

ACP/HLB Committee Issues Annual Report

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

“Citrus trees are a critical piece of the state’s agricultural landscape from backyard trees beloved by homeowners to the rolling acres of beautiful and fragrant commercial citrus trees,” so states the 2017/18 annual report just released by the California Department of Agriculture.  The report will be distributed to targeted audiences throughout the state. Highlights of [...]

18 04, 2019

Industry BSL3 Facility Passes Big Test

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Research|0 Comments

The industry sponsored BSL3 facility being built in Riverside jumped a major hurdle this past Tuesday.  A containment facility of this sort must past a certification inspection conducted by USDA.   The only other facility that can research critical bacteria or virus needs for agriculture is located on the Davis campus and is significantly over subscribed [...]

18 04, 2019

This from the SF Chronicle

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

“In 2017 over 55 percent of all fresh fruit available to U.S. consumers was imported. And while just under a third of the total supply of fresh vegetables in the U.S. came from overseas, that proportion had doubled since 2002, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic research Service.”  The article goes on to [...]