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Florida Department of Citrus


The Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) is an executive agency of Florida government charged with the marketing, research and regulation of the Florida citrus industry. Its mission is to help grow the demand for Florida citrus products, providing a direct benefit to the citrus growers. The FDOC is governed by a nine-member board—the Florida Citrus Commission. The Governor of Florida appoints the Commission which is made up of citrus growers, processors and packers.

The FDOC does not finance its programs through general tax revenue. The Department's activities are funded by a tax paid by citrus growers on each box of citrus that moves through commercial channels. The Department executes  advertising and promotional activities for Florida citrus in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

The FDOC also has extensive regulatory responsibilities, covering every aspect of the industry, including research, production, fertilizing, maturity standards, harvesting, licensing, transportation, labeling, packing and processing.

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