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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #08-016
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SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing a vacancy on the California Citrus Advisory Committee. The vacancy is for one producer representative who grows Naval and/or Valencia oranges in the San Joaquin Valley. The Citrus Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the secretary on all matters pertaining to the citrus program, the annual budget, and the necessary fees to provide adequate inspection services.

The department’s citrus program ensures that consumers can purchase and enjoy nutritious California citrus by maintaining minimum maturity and quality standards in terms of size, color, and sugar content. California citrus is known for its high quality and the citrus program works to maintain this reputation.

The committee is composed of individuals who are producers and handlers of Navel and Valencia oranges, lemons and Mandarin citrus. The term of office for a committee member is two years. Members receive no compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement of necessary traveling expenses.

Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment as a member of the committee should send a letter of consideration and a letter of recommendation from a citrus producer, packer or handler. Nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Nominations can be mailed to the Inspection and Compliance Branch, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. For additional information, please contact Amadou Ba at (916) 445-2180, extension 3514 or email

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