In May, Florida citrus growers voted on whether to continue a research order that allows them to impose a tax on their production to fund scientific studies. The referendum passed with 76% voting in favor of the self-assessment.
After the vote, all eyes turned to the June Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) board of directors meeting, which was held during the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference in Bonita Springs last week. The CRDF makes recommendations on the tax rate to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), which administers the research order.
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