Subscribe to Florida Trend

NAVIGATION

June 24, 2018

WFSU News Release

Citrus Commission Slicing Spending

| 6/23/2017

Reflecting the industry’s sagging fortunes, the Florida Citrus Commission is recommending a 22 percent spending cut.

The commission oversees the Department of Citrus, which is struggling with a devastating plant disease and legislative belt-tightening.

The proposed $17.5 million operating budget would eliminate $1.5 million in retail marketing and another $1.4 million for public relations.

However, the budget proposal would continue a $250,000 contract with Visit Florida to provide orange juice at welcome centers.

Citrus greening will shrink the orange harvest 14 percent this year to 70 million boxes, a shadow of the 230 million boxes harvested in 2000.


This story originally appeared at WFSU, here.

Tags: Agriculture

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Brevard Zoo releases sea turtles
Brevard Zoo releases sea turtles

Sea turtles Skipper and Ginny were released Thursday, June 21, 2018 after recovering from medical problems at the Brevard Zoo. (There is no audio track on this video from the Brevard Zoo.)

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Should Florida collect sales tax from all online retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure, need to understand issue better

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe