Rick Scott, Adam Putnam to seek post-Irma federal aid - Florida Politics

Rick Scott, Adam Putnam to seek post-Irma federal aid

Gov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will be in Washington, D.C. Wednesday to meet with members of Florida’s congressional delegation to discuss federal assistance after Hurricane Irma.

A focus of the meeting will be the state’s citrus industry, which accounted for more than $760 million of the storm’s estimated $2.5 billion impact on Florida’s agricultural industry.

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Republican who is co-chairman of the delegation, said a meeting will take place at 10 a.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building.

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