Watch today’s Florida Citrus Commission meeting live on The Florida Channel

BARTOW, Fla. – Wednesday’s meeting of the Florida Citrus Commission is available for live viewing on The Florida Channel’s website.

Starting at 9 a.m., the agenda includes a look at the 2014-15 season budget with commissioners scheduled to vote on assessment rates.

Florida Department of Citrus Economist Marisa Zansler will present the 2014-15 Florida Citrus Outlook report and the Department’s marketing team will highlight current and upcoming programs.

The Florida Citrus Commission is the governing board of the Florida Department of Citrus, an executive agency of the Florida government charged with the marketing, research and regulation of the Florida citrus industry. The commission is a nine-member board appointed by the governor to represent citrus growers, processors and packers.

FDOC activities are funded by a tax paid by growers on each box of citrus that moves through commercial channels. The industry employs nearly 76,000 people and provides an annual economic impact close to $9 billion to the state.

Based in Tallahassee, The Florida Channel is a public affairs programming service funded by The Florida Legislature and produced and operated by WFSU-TV. Programming includes coverage of the state Supreme Court, Legislature, Governor and meetings across the state.