No Citrus Research Bill from Lame Duck Congress

Ernie Citrus, Florida

Mike Sparks

The lame duck Congress, tied up in “fiscal cliff” discussions, failed to address a much-hoped-for bill that would have funded millions of dollars in citrus research annually with tariffs on imported citrus products. Florida Citrus Mutual CEO Mike Sparks, whose organization worked hard with Sen. Bill Nelson on the bill, discusses the bill and his optimism for its future.

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