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Ag losses from Irma estimated at over $2.5b

State officials travel to Washington, D.C., to push for disaster assistance.

The Florida commissioner of agriculture Adam Putnam and Gov. Rick Scott traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to discuss the recent agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Irma and to request federal assistance. It is estimated that Irma caused more than $2.5 billion in losses for the state’s agriculture industry, including more than $760 million in losses for Florida citrus crops.

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