V CAHighlands Commission
.. Adds Support To
JrdU C tJ JduVA. M V. Weter Management
ATHER Boundary Change
r/ by Krick Associas. b .r but wt war The industry's grapefruit quality The Highlands County Commis-
m._ b.. l, orrti y s i wm ~ advisory committee meets January 6 sion, at its meeting on December 20,
Assm loc., fma me of or reliance an its foI ;
ya.,s I part tread e capid. reproadaced ar at 10 a.m. to consider a number of formally adopted a resolution support-
e wu wriu" peram eioa. n means of upgrading standards for ing transfer of a land area a 1 ong the
WHA TS THE WEATHER grapefruit juice products. Ridge in Highlands County to the South-
east Florida Water Management Dis-
FOR NEXT WEEK ? The 11-member committee, head- trict from the South Florida District.
ed by W. F. (Bill) Edwards, vice chair-
January 2 9, 1978 man of the Florida Citrus Commission, The unanimous action comes on
will discuss three proposals concern- the heels of similar resolutions ap-
The trend will be toward drier weather ing improved quality, proved by the Polk County Commission
this week with only scattered rain show- and the Central Florida Planning Coun-
ers likely near the 2nd/3rd and 8th/9th. These are: cil.
Mostly fair and cooler weather can be
e xpe c ted betw e e n the 4th and 7th. *Consideration of establishing a Involved in the transfer would be
Precipitation activity is anticipated to State Test House fa ctor program for approximately 109 square miles of land
be light and spotty, generally ranging grapefruit. In Polk and Highlands County; the
between to inch. majority of which is located along the
Consideration of setting stan- eastern side of the Ridge above the 100
Expect afternoon temperatures in the dards for limonin and naringin in grape- foot sea level contour line.
65/75 degree range near the 2nd/3rd, fruit juice.
dropping to between 55/65 during the The area in question encompasses
4th through 7th int e r va After the *And consideration of revising the virtually all the land in Polk County
3rd, m i n i mu m temperatures will be ratio requirements for grapefruit used suited for citrus which lies between
mostly in the mid 30s/low 40s. in processed grapefruit products. the east side of the Ridge and the
Kissimmee River Valley.
SThe meeting is open to all inter-
ested persons. On the south, the area extends to
WORDS OF the vicinity of the Venus community in
oF t LO RIDA D Before the transfer canbe accom-
If you take all the experience and judg- FInn sim polished, however, legislative approval
ment of men over fifty out of the world, will be necessary. A bill providing for
there wouldn't be enough left to run it. 1111I the boundary change is being prepared
SUNSHINE STATE for introduction at the April session.
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