The new farm bill is still being negotiated and worked out. There are some kinks to it, which is why its completion is taking longer than expected. However, one thing that most people can agree on is the importance of including research funding in the new farm bill. Hurricanes asides, research has greatly impacted the Florida citrus industry industry after being devastated by citrus greening for the past decade.
Robert Guenther, senior vice president of public policy for the United Fresh Produce Association located in Washington, D.C., hopes to see those research dollars fulfilled again.
Hear Guenther’s comments: