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Kat Cammack, Al Lawson Lead Florida Delegation Urging EPA to Approve Pesticide Used for...

Last week, U.S. Reps. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., and Al Lawson, D-Fla., led a bipartisan letter with members of the Florida congressional delegation to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting an expeditious approval of...
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USDA Expects Florida Orange Production to Drop in 2020-2021 Season

The USDA also expects 4.5 million fewer boxes of grapefruit and 1.1 million fewer boxes of tangerines in 2020-21. 
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J. Michael Waller: Insect From China is Killing Florida Citrus But a Cure Might...

Amid the global coronavirus plague, Florida is suffering another pestilence from China — a bacteria that’s killing the Sunshine State’s biggest cash crop. Florida citrus is in free fall. This is a catastrophe for the...
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Florida’s Economy Bounced Back Strong in the 2010s Thanks, in Large Part, to Rick...

When the 2010s opened, Florida was reeling from the economic downturn thanks in large part to its dependence on tourism, new home construction and real estate, areas which took a hit when the economy went south. Throw in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf in 2010 and Florida was in bad shape. 
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Marco Rubio Urges Ron DeSantis to Quickly Disperse Block Grant Funds Helping Florida Citrus

Rubio helped include a $343 million block grant for Florida citrus as part of a hurricane disaster supplemental package. 
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USDA Sees Slight Drop in Projection for Florida Citrus

The all orange production outlook stands at 77 million boxes which is still 71 percent higher than last year’s production which was impacted by hurricanes and citrus greening.
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