About half of Florida’s citrus canker eradication workers will be laid off in the next two weeks – that’s about 500 people. The layoffs are the result of the state ending its canker eradication program. Growers will now focus on controlling the disease – which is what their Brazilian counterparts do. Meanwhile alternatives to citrus are also being considered. State Agricultural Commissioner Charles Bronson is pinning his hopes on Ethanol. Valerie Alker of Member Station WGCU in Ft. Myers reports.
Monday, 06 February 2006 00:00
EthanolWritten by Valerie Alker