Tag: citrus

Florida Senators Urge USDA to Stop China Sending Citrus to U.S.

Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--wrote U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue on Tuesday, urging him to reverse his department’s recent decision to allow the importation of five varieties of citrus fruits from China.

Hoping to Help Citrus, Greg Steube Introduces FRESH Trucking Act

On Friday, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., brought out the “Freedom from Regulating Edible Supplies and Horticulture Trucking Act” (FRESH Trucking Act) which, he insists, will “improve safety conditions for commercial agricultural drivers by eliminating harmful regulations that can result in dangerous driving practices and spoilage of products.”
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USDA Expects Florida Citrus to Bounce Back After Rough Season Last Year

Thanks in large part to Hurricane Irma but with citrus greening continuing to plague the Sunshine State, last year Florida produced 49.58 million boxes, a far cry from the record high 244 million boxes back in the 1997-1998 season.