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Citrus Decline Continues In Florida

Dr. Evan Johnson, research scientist in plant pathology, explains the signs and symptoms of citrus greening, or HLB (huanglongbing),  at University of Florida's Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, Florida.

Citrus production continues to plummet in Florida, as the first forecast for the 2016-2017 growing season indicates a 14 percent drop in the state’s orange crop. The forecast Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts that Florida growers will harvest enough oranges to fill 70 million 90-pound boxes in the coming …

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Judge Blasts Health Officials Over Pot Scorecards

Saying they did not follow their own rules, an administrative law judge scalded state health officials for the method used to grant highly coveted medical-marijuana licenses to nurseries last fall. Administrative Law Judge John Van Laningham also made clear that he intends to recommend that the Department of Health issue …

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Zika Tourism Effects Could Take Time To Play Out

With Florida battling a Zika virus outbreak in Miami, the full impacts of federal and international travel advisories on the state's tourism industry won't be known for months. The state's tourism-marketing arm Visit Florida, following Gov. Rick Scott and other officials, has maintained a message that Florida is safe and open for business.

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