The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been coordinating efforts in the development of a regulatory response to a new citrus disease in California. Citrus yellow vein clearing virus (CYVCV) was identified in the city of Tulare in March. The discovery is the first instance of the disease in the United States. State legislators have requested $2.5 million in emergency funding to help address this new citrus disease in California. While CYVCV does not usually kill a tree, it can have severe impacts on yield and quality. Officials are working to better understand transmissibility to hopefully get ahead of any potential spread of the virus.
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