Citrus greening poses no threat to human health and does not damage the fruit, but does do severe damage to the trees.
The nine-member council is designed to find rural policy priorities, and review the effectiveness of the current programs.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said “Right now there is no pasture, no hay and no end in sight. The need for hay is dire and getting more desperate each day.”
A USDA report earlier this year indicated tariffs reduced the total value of targeted U.S. agricultural exports by $240 million from March 2010 to February 2011.
Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples will be trying to obtain a higher office in 2014. Find out what it is after the jump