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.