P.O. BOX 10278
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33609
FE 1 3-7 7
S C it rus
S, Not es
By Jim Fisher
All growers and others THE FLORIDA House
involved in Florida's citrus of Representatives citrus
industry are invited to at- subcommittee will meet at
tend a two-hour sympo- 9 a.m. Thursday at the De-
slum, "Freeze Profile, '77," apartment headquarters for
which will be held at 10 a two-day legislative orien-
a.m. Tuesday in the Hollis station session. A tour of a
Room of Florida Southern citrus processing plant and
College's Buckner Building a packinghouse are sched-
at Lakeland. uled for the afternoon,
"It will be the first pub- AT ITS MONTHLY
licforum since the Jan. 18- meeting last week, the Ilu-
Z20 freeze to provide a com- tual board of directors said
-prehensive assessment of it would support legisla-.
damage to fruit and trees," tion which would repeal 1
said Thomas B. Mack, from the Florida Statutes
Shed 'of FSC's Citrus Insti- the enabling legislatiari for"
wtute. It also will be the .the Grapefruit Offshore
opening feature, he said,t Ex sortIndemnity o Act.
for the college's we92nd an-- aBacking was given by g
nual Founder's Week ob- ^e 111 4 .
he board to a bill that
servance, J. ould expand the Souti
agement Districh to in-
clude groves on the Ridge a
in Polk and Highland
:. Mutual's staff was di.
reacted by the board to pre-
pare a program for its con-
sideration dealing with
legislative or regulatorFy-
changes, or any other nec-.
essary action which would
require "consumptive, use
permitting to be instituted
only after an historically
documentedin decline in
available water supplies
has been demonstrated to
pose a threat of a water
shortage." The board reso- :
lution noted that permits,
required by water manage.
rent districts, sometimes
are being required "witn -
out due rensard to the
availability or an adverse
change in the artes:ian welt,
supplies..." -oe ..