Florida Commissioner of Agriculture declares a State of Emergency over Oriental Fruit Fly infestation September 15, 2015

Adam Putnam has declared a State of Emergency as a result of state officials finding an infestation of Oriental Fruit Fly in the Redlands in south Miami-Dade County.

A quarantine extends over 87 square miles prohibiting export of fruit and vegetables from the quarantined area.   The area supplies much of the nation’s winter vegetables.

State officials have already destroyed 80 tons of fruits and vegetables grown in south Miami-Dade County.

A copy of the State’s proclamation appears verbatim in a post below.

Proclamation.

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