FL Fresh Citrus Shippers Expect Fairness In New Rules

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida

Dan RicheyFlorida’s fresh fruit growers, packers & shippers are anxious to see what is in a new rule still in development by USDA, that will govern how and where Florida fruit can be shipped in the future. In this report, grower-packer-shipper Dan Richey of Riverfront Packing in Vero Beach comments on big concerns among growrs about suggested cutbacks in research funding at both federal and state levels. Richey also comments about how scientists are saying that harvested, packed fruit does not spread citrus canker.Listen To wma Report (2:00 wma)