florida citrus commission

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With losses total in some areas of the state, Florida’s iconic citrus industry will need Congressional help to recover from Hurricane Irma, according to Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.

Reflecting the industry’s sagging fortunes, the Florida Citrus Commission is recommending a 22 percent spending cut. 

The Florida Citrus Commission is slashing its budget and laying off staff in the wake of a devastating crop disease.

Citrus greening (Huanglongbing) is reeking havoc on Florida's citrus industry.
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The Florida Citrus Commission is under pressure to cut its budget drastically in the face of citrus greening.  The grower-supported agency is feeling the pinch of declining harvests.