Bill to Help Florida’s Citrus Industry

Josh McGill Citrus, Florida, General

Commissioner Adam H. Putnam Applauds Florida House for Passing Bill to Help Florida’s Citrus Industry

Bill to Help Florida’s Citrus Industry

Agriculture Commissioner
Adam Putnam

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives passing House Bill 7007, which establishes a cost-sharing program for the removal or destruction of abandoned citrus groves to eliminate material that harbors citrus greening and the vector that spread the bacterial disease:

“I thank the House of Representatives, Speaker Crisafulli and Representative Raburn for their support of legislation that will assist the citrus industry as it battles citrus greening,” Commissioner Adam H. Putnam said. “Florida’s citrus industry is in a fight for its life, and we must do everything we can to save this iconic industry.”

The companion bill, SB 1010 by Senator Montford, is in its last committee of reference.

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