CCM President Joel Nelsen

California Citrus Mutual President Joel Nelsen remains mystified over California regulatory decisions to cut 100 percent of water allocated for agricultural uses while asking residents and others to voluntarily conserve up to 20 percent of their water use.

California citrus groves still at zero water allocation

Citrus industry stymied over state's decision to refuse growers enough water to keep trees alive    

A recent announcement that California growers reliant upon surface water from the State Water Project would receive 5 percent of their allocation appeared to be good news for much of the state’s $2 billion citrus industry. In short, some trees could be kept alive on such an allocation.

As with many political decisions, the devil is in the details. News by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that precipitation from recent storms eliminates the need for rock barriers

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