Road Restrictions Eased for Produce
ictions were eased here to enable Florida's agricultural producers to quickly harvest and transport crops impacted by last week's freezing weather conditions. "Transporting vulnerable crops to processing sites without delay is necessary to save them from destruction," said Florida Governor Jeb Bush in a statement. The loosened restrictions are expected to affect produce supplies."This time of year is particularly critical for Florida's growers, who produce nearly all of our nation's domestically produced fresh fruits and vegetables during the winter months," said Charles Bronson, Florida Agriculture Commissioner, in a statement. "There's a lot at stake here-not just for our state's farmers, but for consumers all across the United States who count on Florida to provide them with fresh produce in the dead of winter."