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Disaster Relief Programs Announced

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 by admin

Dear Mutual Members and Friends:

Please see press releases below from the USDA on Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief. The first release explains in some detail the WHIP program, which will provide significant dollars to Florida citrus. In the second press release, Secretary Perdue has authorized a $340 million block grant to assist Florida citrus producers specifically. This is great news for the industry. We will keep you apprised of the program details, parameters and deadlines as soon as they are released.

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for his hard work on this issue. Governor Rick Scott, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio and Congressman Tom Rooney have also done yeoman’s work on our behalf and we are very appreciative.

Let me know if you have any questions.



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2 Responses to “Disaster Relief Programs Announced”

  1. Pat Frank Says:

    Thank you for all your hard work for citrus farmer relief. Looking for details in the triangle.

  2. Patricia Frank Says:

    Mike – we’re still waiting on forms. the hurricane was last September. If the forms don’t come out until July. When will we ever see $? You are a great advocate to citrus farmers. Why is this taking so long….thank you, Pat Frank, 727-434-0015

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