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Biocontrol efforts to combat citrus greening in Texas, California and Florida are getting a boost from USDA.
Since 2006, the USDA has cumulatively invested more than $300 million on research efforts and actions associated with citrus health and combating citrus greening.
In 2011, the Secretary established the Citrus Disease Research and Development Advisory Committee as a permanent committee within the NAREEE Advisory Board to study the scope and effectiveness of research, Extension, and economics programs affecting the citrus industry as it directly relates to citrus disease.
The Agricultural Act of 2014 formally codified the Citrus Disease Subcommittee, which is composed of nine members and operates under the auspices of USDA.
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