Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced $30 million in funding for 22 projects to help citrus producers combat Huanglongbing (HLB). Better known as citrus greening, HLB is a devastating citrus disease that is threatening U.S. citrus production. The HLB funds will support a variety of projects that could offer near-term solutions as well as underwrite research funding that may develop long-terms solutions. “Funding these projects through cooperative agreements puts us one step closer to putting real tools to fight this disease into the hands of citrus growers,” said Secretary Vilsack.
Click here to learn more about what the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service is doing to combat citrus greening.