After months of fighting for disaster relief funding, Florida agriculture finally received the answer it has been waiting to hear. On Feb. 9, a disaster relief package was passed through Congress that allocated $3.6 billion to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with $2.36 billion going toward Florida agriculture producers who suffered hurricane-related crop loss.
While this is good news for citrus growers, there are many questions surrounding the process by which they will receive the funds. Ray Royce, executive director of the Highlands County Citrus Growers Association (HCCGA), recently discussed some questions he has been receiving from growers in his area.
Hear Royce’s comments:
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