Agricultural Leaders To Tour Crop Damage Left Behind By Irma

Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture (and candidate for governor) Adam Putnam will join U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to tour the damage Hurricane Irma did on our states crops Monday.

The two will fly over the state to survey damage, starting in Clewiston.

Irma dealt a devastating blow to the state's orange crop, destroying nearly all the fruit in some Southwest Florida groves and seriously damaging groves in Central Florida.

Growers announced that nearly 70 percent of the citrus crop had fallen to the ground and nearly 4 truckloads of Milk had to be destroyed.

The state is a key provider of fresh fruits and vegetables for the nation throughout the winter.

Senator Marco Rubio, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and Congressman Tom Rooney will join Putnam and Perdue for a round table discussion with area-effected growers. 

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