Efforts to Secure State Funds for Citrus Start to Bear Fruit

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida

Citrus Commission Chairman Steve Ryan The efforts of the Florida citrus industry to secure state funds to help with citrus crop disease research and marketing initiatives seem to be bearing fruit. The first of these reports features Citrus Commission Chairman Steve Ryan (photo left) and Citrus Department Spokesman Andrew Meadows discussing the meeting with Florida Governor Charlie Crist this week…Florida Senator J D AlexanderThe second report features Florida Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman J D Alexander (photo right), who is key to the funding effort in the Legislature. Also in the second report, this week’s “Ask the Citrus Expert” feature with UF’s Dr Tom Spreen – comments about citrus greening disease management.
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