Citrus canker disease

Citrus canker disease.

Agriculture appropriations bill includes new funds for citrus disease research

The bill provides $19.5 billion in total discretionary funding, which is $1.3 billion below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level. It includes increases of approximately $1.9 million for pest detection programs and approximately $1 million for plant protection programs.  

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,”

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