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US (FL): Citrus Department approves $54.8 million budget
Orange juice advertising will take a $900,000 hit in the Florida Department of Citrus' 2011-12 budget as a result of Gov. Rick Scott's veto of a $2 million appropriation in next year's state budget.

The Florida Citrus Commission on Wednesday approved a $54.8 million department budget that includes $10 million for citrus disease research, the biggest program outside marketing. The commission is the Citrus Department's governing body.

The Citrus Department budget is $2.2 million higher than a 2011-12 budget proposed at the May 18 Citrus Commission meeting. The difference stems from more carry-over money available from the current department and foundation budgets, said Debra Funkhouser, Citrus Department comptroller.

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