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 [...]