Florida’s family farmers, growers and ranchers are essential workers providing a safe food supply for our citizens and millions of people around the world. Our policies must ensure open and fair markets to sustain and grow our domestic farm production. Agriculture regulations must also strike a balance between profitable farm production and sound environmental policy.
Bill to Prohibit Chinese Citrus Imports Reintroduced
Citrus Industry – U.S. Rep. Greg Steube of Florida on April 6 reintroduced the U.S. Citrus Protection Act to prohibit the importation of commercially produced fresh citrus fruit originating from China.
“Floridians annually produce millions of cartons of citrus fruits, millions of gallons of citrus juices and hundreds of thousands of citrus byproducts, right here in the USA,” Steube said. “It’s unacceptable that we allow our adversary to import high pest-risk citrus, to the detriment of U.S. producers. My bill puts America’s farmers, growers and producers first by banning the importation of Chinese citrus.”