Citrus Commissioners Target “Free Riders” for Participation

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, International

FDOC Exec Director Ken KeckIn this report, comments from Florida Department of Citrus Executive Director Ken Keck about recent actions by the Citrus Commission to move the ball forward in terms of dealing with the so-called “free rider” issue where growers of citrus in other states and countries do not participate in funding of research and marketing programs like Florida growers do. Some recent commission efforts focus on getting processors more involved in the conversation directly.