Economic Impacts of Citrus Greening (HLB) in Florida, 2006/07-2010/11 (FE903)

Small lopsided fruit from greening-infected citrus tree. Spring 2008 Impact Magazine image. UF/IFAS File Photo.Since 2006, the bacterial disease citrus greening has cost Florida’s economy an estimated $3.636 billion in lost revenues and 6,611 jobs by reducing orange juice production, according to the study reported in this 5-page fact sheet written by Alan W. Hodges and Thomas H. Spreen and published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, January 2012.
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