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Updated: 06/21/2013 03:58:02PM

Congress still working on greening funds

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The U.S. Senate has passed major farm-policy legislation that contains U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s provision for creating a trust fund for agricultural research to combat the deadly citrus greening disease that’s threating Florida’s $9 billion annual industry.

Additionally, the Florida Democrat received public pledges of support from two key Senate colleagues, Max Baucus and Debbie Stabenow, who chair the Finance and Agriculture committees, respectively. Both lawmakers gave Nelson open declarations in support of the citrus trust fund on the Senate floor.

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