Florida TaxWatch Looks at How Citrus Greening Has Hurt Florida
On Thursday, Florida TaxWatch released a look at the Sunshine States citrus industry and how citrus greening and other diseases were impacting it. The report finds diseases have led to a loss of more than $3.6 billion in revenue and more than 6,600 jobs in Florida.
"Florida is known all over the world for our oranges, orange juice and citrus, and it's an integral part of our growing economy that provides needed jobs for Floridians," said Robert Weissert, the senior vice president of research for Florida TaxWatch. "There are research initiatives underway to address potentially destructive citrus diseases, but it is imperative that lawmakers make the necessary investments to protect this important sector of the state's agricultural economy."
The report can be read here.
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