The next issue of Citrus Industry magazine takes a look at the status of citrus labor in Florida. A trio of articles offers insights on harvesting costs, using the H-2A program and keeping skilled workers.
Also included in the September issue is coverage from the 2017 Citrus Expo held in Fort Myers, Florida, on August 16–17. An appearance by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue helped bring record crowds to the event. Perdue hosted a special listening session at Citrus Expo to hear the concerns of the industry. Afterward, he had the opportunity to walk the trade show floor and meet exhibitors.
Another highlight of Citrus Expo was the seminar program, “Challenge, Change and Opportunity.” An article by Ernie Neff, senior correspondent at large, provides summary coverage of what growers learned from the seminars. Also included in the magazine are photos from the event and acknowledgment of the sponsors and exhibitors who make Citrus Expo possible.
In addition, the September issue also covers what’s happening in the citrus industry outside of Florida. Article topics include an overview of citrus production in Argentina and the current challenges Ventura County citrus growers are facing in California.
Finally, growers won’t want to miss the chance to earn a continuing education unit (CEU) toward a Florida restricted-use pesticide license. Read the article on pesticide labels and take the accompanying test to earn your CEU.
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