Update: Reps. Raschein and Curbello are trying to move legislature through to assist growers who have incurred losses due to the Oriental Fruit Fly quarantine restrictions. (quarantine will end in a few days if no more flies are found). Some big issues remain such as laurel wilt disease that destroys avocado trees and water issues. Apparently, water has been directed south which has impacted farm fields along with the unusually heavy rains here this winter. Fields were flooded due to rains and row crop farmers lost a bunch of squash and beans and some other crops were damaged.
ON A BRIGHTER NOTE:
The annual Agriculture/Farm tour is the 19th of Feb. It is a great way to see what is going on in the farming area. Call PATTY AT 305 248-3311 X 225 NOW!!