Indian River Citrus League’s (IRCL) Board of Directors met Thursday attracting a large crowd of area growers to the meeting as always. The agenda included Citrus Department officials to discuss budget proposals and details about Federal Marketing Order ideas; several research updates; a legislative report from area Rep. Ralph Poppell (bottom left) himself a League member; and several other topics. In the first report below IRCL Executive Doug Bournique (top left) comments on key issues among IRCL growers presently. The second report is a commentary about the Marketing Order and what Florida growers should be doing right now about it. Florida citrus leaders have meetings planned to discuss this topic soon with growers in other citrus producting states too. Now is the time for Florida growers to be doing their homework.