The federal agriculture appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2014 approved by the full committee Jan. 13 includes additional funding for citrus disease research. “A strong citrus industry in Florida is critical to growing our economy and creating jobs in our state, but it is also vital to maintaining a safe, affordable and abundant food supply for our nation,” said U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney of Florida, a member of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee who requested the ...

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