The Sunshine State has always been about citrus, and with the dark cloud of HLB— citrus greening— hanging over the industry for the last 10 years, it will surely be a main topic of conversations and presentations alike at the 2016 Florida Citrus Show. Held on January 27th through the 28th in Fort Pierce, Florida, the show narrowly focused on citrus greening and other issues affecting the citrus industry.
Features of the Florida Citrus Show included presentations on treating HLB-infected trees, the recently released citrus rootstock, HLB-fighting bactericides and more. Presenters haled from respected institutions and organizations such as the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Other topics included the realities of future US-Cuban trade, alongside additional exhibitions and vendor booths, giveaways and more. AgAmerica Lending sponsored one of the event’s luncheons, and it was a pleasure to see so many members of the citrus industry there!
Plus, during the show, citrus growers were able to learn about our AgAmerica Citrus Grove Conversion Program, a unique solution for farmers who are struggling with greening and thus don’t qualify for typical loans with ag lenders.
As Florida is our home base, we at AgAmerica Lending stand beside those in the citrus industry every step of the way. We take pride in being a farm lending solution for the country’s growers and producers through thick and thin with our low interest rates, long amortizations, and outstanding 10-year line of credit.