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In some affected areas, the average productive lifespan of citrus trees has been cut by at least two-thirds, from 50 years or more to 15 years or less, according to the department.
Homeowners whose healthy citrus trees were torn down by the state of Florida are taking Gov. Rick Scott to court. A group of homeowners and their attorneys ...

That's more than any other state and by far the largest category coming to the state under similar work visas. Ph.D. candidate Bryan Moorefield, who has been studying guest workers in Florida's citrus industry, says 91% of the H-2A workers are from ...
He said he wants a bigger picture of how this program connects Mexican communities with those in southwest Florida through the labor market and the citrus industry. "What I'm trying to figure out is how is this mode of migration in life is different ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Citrus plans to continue to squeeze its operations during the coming year as the industry struggles, though travelers will still be able to receive free orange juice at state welcome centers.
He's seen the number of packinghouses in the Indian River area decline from about 36 in 2000 to eight among 26 remaining in Florida. And those numbers are expected to shrink next season. Each of those businesses employs 150 to 180 people, he said.

NVDMC recently converted its 'Gold Nugget' contract from trial only, to also include dooryard and commercial production. This variety is a natural fit for dooryard growers.
It seems hard to believe, but 10 years after the state cut down millions of healthy trees in a hapless effort to halt citrus canker disease, lots of Floridians still haven't been reimbursed for the loss of their beloved fruit-bearing trees. And Gov ...
The homeowners won a class-action lawsuit against the Florida Department of agriculture nearly a decade ago that said they were entitled to full compensation for the healthy trees that were destroyed.
The disease, also called Huanglongbing or HLB, caused a 75 percent decline in Florida's $9 billion citrus industry, according to the U.S.
More than 30 dogs were seized from a Florida home after crime Stoppers received an anonymous tip about animal abuse. Ryan McLean, 26, and Deana Feldman, 47, of Citrus County, were arrested after failing to provide a suitable living environment for ...
More than 30 dogs were seized from a Florida home after crime Stoppers received an anonymous tip abo...
(AP) -- Homeowners whose healthy citrus trees were torn down by the state of Florida are taking Gov. Rick Scott to court.
As Florida's population continues to grow, we will have to provide food for more, while improving the efficiency of growing operations.
CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. - Thirty-six dogs were seized from an Inverness home on Saturday, June 17 after crime Stoppers received a tip regarding animal abuse.
Dale Johnson, JTK Citrus LLC. Dan Pool, Jr., Custom Citrus Care. gulf Citrus Growers Association represents citrus growers in Florida's production region that includes Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. The region accounts for about ...
Florida's citrus industry has seen its share of ups and downs, and running alongside the growers and grove owners all that time has been the Citrus Research and education Center- which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

The Citrus Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) is placing increased emphasis on review of trials and available data.
Late last week Citrus Australia CEO Judith Damiani announced she would be stepping down from the role at the end of 2017 after nine years at the helm, and it's ...
Citrus County's unemployment rate in May was 5.6 percent, unchanged from the previous month and high enough again for third worst in the state.
Today, a pivotal chapter in Florida citrus history is unfolding, as citrus growers struggle with a bacterial disease called citrus greening, also known by the Chinese term huanglongbing and its acronym, HLB.
But the state's growers have watched with worry as the devastating disease known as citrus greening has crippled Florida's citrus industry. It's a threat not just to California's orange industry, but to the collection of rare, wild and heirloom ...
A tree-killing bacteria is infecting lemon, orange and other citrus crops throughout the state of Florida, slowly destroying the iconic industry.
Florida courts have long held that the destruction of healthy citrus trees for the purpose of trying to rid Florida of canker requires compensation.
CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - The Citrus County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday that it has ended the search for a missing 72-year-old woman who suffers from memory issues.
More than 650 people are expected to attend the Florida citrus Industry Annual Conference beginning Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs.
INVERNESS (FOX 13) - The search for a missing and endangered Citrus County grandmother has entered its fourth day Monday. According to authorities,72-year-old Carol McHugh wandered from home in Inverness Thursday afternoon.
Shannon Shepp, executive director of the Florida Department of Citrus, expressed some optimism after the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast Friday that growers in Florida would produce enough oranges to fill 68.5 million 90-pound boxes.
Happening Now: the Citrus County Sheriff's office is on the scene searching for a missing woman, 72-year-old Carol McHugh.
BARTOW (CBSMiami/AP) - Citrus fruit and juice are very popular summer snacks in the Sunshine State. Florida's orange crop forecast has increased slightly but its grapefruit crop has remained unchanged.
Source: Citrus County Sheriff's Office). On Saturday, deputies announced they had expanded their search area, sending several teams to large wooded areas, such as Flying Eagle Preserve, Tsala Apopka Lake, and Fort Cooper State Park.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's citrus industry saw a slight bump Friday in the forecast for the orange crop, with a month remaining in the growing season.
The medical marijuana industry officially has its guidelines with the passage of a bill out of the Florida Legislature on the last day of a three-day special session.
CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. - The Citrus County Sheriff's Office issued a silver alert for 72-year-old white female Carol McHugh.
CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a missing endangered woman who suffers from memory issues.
Rob Bradley, a Fleming Island Republican who has played a key role for the past three years in the development of medical marijuana legislation, told the Senate Appropriations Committee the preference was included as a way to assist a declining citrus ...
Plant 30 million trees in the next decade. Rein-in the greening disease that's devastating trees and slashing fruit yields in Florida's iconic citrus industry.
The reason, lawmakers say, is to replenish Florida's signature citrus industry. It has struggled to combat the greening that has devastated its crops and shaken the rural communities that depend on groves and the factories that process oranges and ...
University of Florida researchers may have come a step closer to finding a treatment for a disease called Huanglongbing, or citrus greening, that has been decimating citrus trees in the state. In work published this week in mSphere, an open access ...
That led former state Rep. and now northwest Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz to tweet: "As agriculture commish he had no interest in helping w cannabis reform when I asked.
The reason, lawmakers say, is to replenish Florida's signature citrus industry. It has struggled to combat the greening that has devastated its crops and shaken the rural communities that depend on groves and the factories that process oranges and ...
election supervisors in Hillsborough, Pasco, Citrus and Clay counties separately told the Herald/Times that their offices got the emails, which contained attachments that could have taken over their computers.
The lawsuits stem from a 2000-06 campaign against the tree disease, during which the Florida Department of agriculture sent tree-cutting crews onto private property to cut down any citrus tree within 1,900 feet of an infected one. The program ...
CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - The Florida highway patrol says a 21-year-old man died Saturday afternoon in a crash on US-19 in Citrus County. It happened near the intersection of US-19 and West Aber Court. Troopers say William C. Waymire of ...
Fort Meade (AP) - Stories of the fatal bacterial disease citrus greening often focus on growers, who have seen their annual harvest decline by more than 70 ...
Just as severely impacted have been Florida's fresh citrus packinghouses, which buy a large portion of Florida's annual orange, grapefruit and tangerine harvests and sell them to supermarket chains and retailers across the U.S. and ship to export ...
... respective recommendations of Representatives Jayer Williamson and Clay Ingram who are backing their Republican House colleague in his statewide run to be Florida's next Commissioner of agriculture, a.k.a., the man who must save our citrus industry.
The psyllid carries a disease called huanglongbing, or citrus greening, that has reduced the Florida industry to a quarter of its previous size.
The Latest: Florida Gov. Signs Budget, Vetoes Billions. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is wiping out tens of millions in projects, including money promised to homeowners in two counties whose healthy citrus trees were torn down in a failed attempt to ...
Just as severely impacted have been Florida's fresh citrus packinghouses, which buy a large portion of Florida's annual orange, grapefruit and tangerine harvests and sell them to supermarket chains and retailers across the U.S. and ship to export ...


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