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Citrus greening takes financial toll on the state

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A disease sweeping the state of Florida could cause citrus farmers billions in years to come. As of now there have been an estimated 3.63 billion dollars lost and more than 6500 jobs. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says it doesn’t seem theres a cure coming anytime soon.

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