New Law May Ease Abandoned Citrus Grove Crisis


abandoned citrus groveFlorida citrus officials hope a new state law that goes into effect July 1 will kick start a lackluster effort to remove abandoned citrus groves in the state, a contributing factor to the spread of the fatal citrus greening disease. The new law adopts some successful practices employed by property appraisers in Polk County and Highlands County–two of the state’s five largest citrus-producing counties–that have shown success in reducing the number of abandoned grove acres during the past eight years. Read more at the