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Press Release by California Department of Food and Agriculture

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the California Citrus Advisory Committee (CCAC).

The committee advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the California Citrus Program, which includes the implementation of an annual maturity inspection program, as well as a freeze inspection program should it become necessary. This committee also oversees citrus crop and acreage surveys provided by the California Agricultural Statistics Services.

The committee is composed of individuals who are producers and handlers of navel and Valencia oranges, lemons and mandarins. Current vacancies include two Producer positions representing lemons, one of which must be engaged in production in Ventura County; one Producer position representing navel or Valencia oranges; and one Producer position representing mandarins.

The term of office for committee members is two years. Members receive no compensation but are entitled to payment of necessary travel expenses in accordance with the rules of the California Department of Human Resources.

Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment should complete the Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire available at CDFA.CA.gov/IS/I_&_C/PDFs/CCAC-PMAQ-Original.pdf and obtain a letter of recommendation from an industry member. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Applications should be sent to Sarah Cardoni, CDFA Inspection and Compliance Branch, 1220 ‘N’ Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 or via e-mail to Sarah.Cardoni@CDFA.CA.gov.