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Adam Putnam issues ‘agricultural state of emergency’ in Miami over fruit fly infestation

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Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam declared Tuesday an Oriental Fruit Fly infestation in Miami-Dade County rises to the level of an agricultural emergency. “The Oriental Fruit Fly is one of the world’s most destructive pests and poses a significant threat to Florida’s $123 billion agriculture industry and the two million jobs it supports,” said Putnam in a statement. “Miami-Dade County’s agriculture industry is a $1.6 billion industry, and we will use every weapon in our arsenal that’s necessary to…

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