FDOC Tables Fed Mktg Order – League to Discuss Thursday in Vero

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida

Doug Bournique, IRCL Confusion abounds among Florida citrus growers about a Federal Marketing Order being discussed that might bring in new funds for citrus research and maybe promotion too, depending on how the Order is structured. Some growers worry about losing control over citrus marketing efforts or research direction. Florida Citrus Mutual and others urged Citrus Commissioners Wednesday to pass a motion to pursue only research in an Order, but other grower groups, like the Indian River Citrus League, have not discussed it in detail yet. But in these two reports the League’s Doug Bournique says a standing room only grower crowd is expected this week on Thursday in Vero Beach to do just that.