It has taken much effort and many hours of hard work and negotiation by the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, the Agricultural Coalition for Immigration Reform and the National Council of Agricultural Employers to get Senate Bill 744, “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” to the Senate floor for consideration this month.

Wendy Fink-Weber

Restrictions have been lifted on the movement of citrus fruit and citrus plants in Tulare County. As a result of detections of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) in the Lindsay/Strathmore and Terra Bella areas in October and November 2012, citrus fruit was only allowed to move outside the restricted zones if it had been treated according to requirements and then commercially cleaned and packed.

Ken Gilliland

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