officials said Feb. 1 that a new, final federal rule governing the shipment of
fresh Florida citrus to other states should be ready by April. It is, however,
unclear whether the rule will lead to the lifting of a statewide canker quarantine
prohibiting shipment of fresh citrus to other citrus-producing states.
the July draft is presented, USDA will seek comments from citrus officials in
Florida and other states. The final rule should go into effect on or about Oct.