Block Grant Administrator to Visit Florida Citrus Industry

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According to Mike Sparks, Florida Citrus Mutual executive vice president/CEO, Block Grant Administrator Elias Mathes will be in the Florida citrus industry next week and available to discuss the status and/or payment of growers’ block grant claims.

Locations and time frames are as follows:

  • Jan. 23, Bartow, Citrus Mutual Offices, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Jan. 24, Sebring, Highlands County Citrus Growers Association, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Only limited time slots are available. If interested, please contact Melanie Burns as soon as possible at 863-682-1116 or Available time slots are filling up fast.

Sparks also notes that this is a pilot program and he expects there will be more grower one-on-one meetings in the near future.  

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