Florida may beef up fresh orange promotions

06/13/2012 04:05:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

In order to raise the assessment above the cap, the commission — the department’s governing body — would have to seek legislative approval.

But Hunt said he was optimistic because the program would be funded entirely by the industry.

“The Legislature has always been receptive, if it’s coming from the growers,” he said.

Commissioners asked staff to study possible funding methods and develop a more complete program outline to present at its next meeting, tentatively scheduled for Sept. 12.


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Mickey White    
Mesa, AZ  |  June, 18, 2012 at 02:39 PM

I am a citrus grower in Arizona. Suggestion, help keep off-shore citrus out of the United States. This will be a great help to our sales.

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