Florida Citrus Growers Continue Wait For Disaster Relief Money
by Laura Layden, Naples Daily News
Posted: 2017-12-28 08:55:57 EST

Florida's citrus growers won't get their Christmas wish. 

On Thursday the U.S. House passed federal relief money for the state's growers who suffered billions of dollars in losses from Hurricane Irma.

But the Senate won't take up an $81 billion disaster relief package that includes the citrus money until January — and it won't come in the "must pass" form growers wanted.

Before the House voted on the relief money, leaders separated it from a short-term funding resolution aimed at keeping the government running through mid-January.

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