Agriculture Appropriations bill includes new funding for citrus disease research

In Southeast Farm Press

The federal Agriculture Appropriations bill for FY2014 approved by the full committee Jan. 13 includes additional funding for citrus disease research.

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Florida Residents Get Wake-Up Call On HLB

From Growing Produce

USDA has launched a new effort in Florida to raise awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). The campaign is aimed at residents of the state, who may not be aware of the major pest threat that is likely residing in their dooryard trees. Residents are cautioned “Our Citrus is Going Green!” and encouraged to “Help Save Our Citrus.”

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