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More research money committed to fight citrus disease

Issue Date: June 18, 2014

Noting that the citrus fruit business depends on "groundbreaking research" to neutralize the threat of huanglongbing or citrus greening disease, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced availability of $25 million in funding for research and Cooperative Extension projects to combat the disease. USDA said it had set aside a separate allocation of $6.5 million for additional projects through its Huanglongbing Multi-Agency Coordination Group.

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