Citrus Growers Should Purchase Crop Insurance by April 15

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By Michael W. Sparks The Hurricane Irma Florida citrus relief package is moving forward and Florida Citrus Mutual (FCM) expect U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to unveil the program sometime in the next few weeks. FCM is in contact with our allies in Washington and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s staff on a daily basis. Once the news breaks, we … Read More

Citrus Growers in Waiting Game for Hurricane Aid

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Frustration is growing among Florida citrus growers awaiting the distribution of $2.36 billion in federal disaster-relief money for agriculture losses sustained in Hurricane Irma. “We’re still waiting, maybe not as patiently as we were to start with,” Florida Citrus Commission Chairman G. Ellis Hunt said Wednesday. President Donald Trump signed the disaster-relief package in February, five months after Hurricane Irma … Read More

FCM Applauds Congress for Passing Hurricane Irma Relief Package

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Florida Citrus Mutual (FCM), Florida’s largest citrus grower organization, thanks members of the U.S. House and Senate for approving a Florida agriculture disaster package early Friday that will send billions in relief to growers hit hard by Hurricane Irma. The package — passed as part of the federal budget deal — provides a total of $3.6 billion to the U.S. … Read More