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  1. Study Forecasts Cost of Regulations on California Citrus IndustryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2018 | Holtville Tribune

    New regulations are expected to cost California citrus growers an average of $701 per acre per year, or $203 million annually statewide, according to a new study commissioned by the Citrus Research Board . "Compliance with environmental regulations not associated with groundwater sustainability is estimated to increase costs by $17.7 million, or $67 per acre of citrus," predicts Bruce A. Babcock, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Public Policy at UC Riverside who authored the study.

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  2. Strip leaves from citrus to reduce risk of spread of huanglongbingRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2018 | Holtville Tribune

    Southern Californians are being urged this summer to help fight a disease that threatens to wipe out the state's iconic citrus by sharing fruit with friends, family and coworkers only after thoroughly washing it and removing the leaves. Agricultural officials also ask those who live within a citrus greening disease quarantine zone in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside or San Bernardino counties not to take fruit outside those areas.

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  3. CBP's Role in Agriculture is Helping ConsumersRead the original story

    May 26, 2018 | Holtville Tribune

    Next time you go to pick out your fruits and vegetables, think to yourself, "Am I picking out these items based on color, smell, ripeness or the texture?" For the most part, American consumers are very picky about the look of their fruits and vegetables and will not pay for damaged produce. Before the fruits, vegetables, and many other items make it to your grocer, and even before the farmer plants their crops, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the first line of defense protecting the consumer.

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  4. Pests and diseases that threaten agricultural cropsRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2018 | Holtville Tribune

    The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss pests and diseases that threaten agricultural crops at its next meeting on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N Street - Main Auditorium, Sacramento. Invited speakers include: John Kabashima, UC Cooperative Extension; Nat DiBuduo, Allied Grape Growers; Ryan Metzler, Fruita Del Sol; Joel Nelsen, California Citrus Mutual; Jim Gorden, Citrus Research Board/Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee; Aaron Dillon, Four Winds Growers.

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  5. Proposed CDFA budget for 2018-2019 demonstrates steady course for agency and CaliforniaRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2018 | Holtville Tribune

    Governor Brown's proposed budget of $488 million for the California Department of Food and Agriculture for 2018-2019 reflects his emphasis on steady growth while maintaining a sufficient rainy day fund. Use of Antimicrobial Drugs on Livestock - The budget proposes $2.668 million to address the full implementation of SB-27, which introduces limits on antibiotic use in livestock and stewardship practices to reduce antimicrobial resistance; and it provides antimicrobial availability through licensed retail stores and/or new regulations.

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