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On October 11, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Rick Scott, joined by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, met with members of the Florida congressional delegation to discuss Hurricane Irma and Florida’s citrus industry. It’s estimated that Hurricane Irma caused more than $2.5 billion in losses for Florida’s agriculture industry, including more than $760 million in losses for Florida citrus.

Last week, Governor Scott activated a $25 million Florida Citrus Emergency Loan Program to support citrus growers impacted by Hurricane Irma. Learn more about the program HERE.

Below is the full excerpt of the Governor’s remarks as prepared for delivery from today in Washington: