Over $124 million in agriculture appropriations bill to help citrus growers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Henry Cuellar announced over $124 million in federal funds to help struggling South Texas citrus growers. The funds, included in the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal year 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill, will provide support to citrus farmers and help protect the industry against pests and disease. By allocating funds towards various efforts to help preserve citrus-trees in the Rio Grande Valley, citrus-farmers can preserve the value of their crops and maintain industry prices for consumers.


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