IEG Vu is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


HLB fund-raising plan

This article was originally published in Foodnews

]SENATOR Bill Nelson of Florida is aiming to reintroduce legislation to provide funding to fight citrus greening (huanglongbing, or HLB) in the state. He wants to introduce a bill, funded by tariff payments made on imported citrus fruit and juice, which would raise up to USD30 million per year over the next five years. His proposal was presented to a meeting of Florida citrus officials earlier this week. At present, much of the funding for fighting greening is provided by the Florida Department of Citrus and relief from this financial burden would allow the FDOC to divert more cash to marketing, at a time when US retail sales of orange juice are falling fast.


What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts