County to continue enforcing quarantine to prevent spread of citrus disease

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors signed off Tuesday, June 11, on a new contract with the state for ongoing use of Riverside County Office of Agriculture staff to handle the enforcement of regulations intended to contain and eliminate citrus greening disease.In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board authorized county Agricultural Commissioner Ruben Arroyo to complete a yearlong $518,396 contract with the California Department of Food and Agriculture.The most recent compact will terminate June 30, and the new one begins July 1.Funds will be allocated for on-site inspections, confiscations, documentations and other measures needed to identify and mitigate threats and risks posed by the Asian citrus psyllid.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, psyllid infestations h
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