Labor and Production
With immigration reform being a hot topic in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., it is Florida Citrus Mutual’s responsibility to ensure the Florida citrus grower’s voice is heard on the issue.
As such, Mutual serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) and the Agricultural Coalition for Immigration Reform (ACIR) in Washington, D.C. Through ACIR and NCAE, Mutual has worked diligently to educate and inform Congress on the importance of sound immigration policy and agriculture’s place in the nation’s economy
In addition to labor issues, Florida Citrus Mutual monitors and participates in the discussion of production research and development. Mutual staff serves on the Department of Citrus’ Harvesting Research Advisory Council seeking to ensure continued support for the development of mechanical and robotic harvesting solutions.