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Florida growers worry about Cuban imports

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Some of Florida’s agriculture experts say normalizing relations with Cuba could threaten the state’s citrus and vegetable crops. The Lakeland Ledger reported on Saturday that Florida growers fear lax inspections at U.S. Department of Agriculture border checkpoints will allow the importation of pests and fungal disease that would harm Florida crops. Members of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association are schedule to discuss the issue at a meeting this month. Adam Putnam, Florida’s commissioner of agriculture, has sent letters to…

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