Representative Lois Capps Announces Unified Emergency Response Framework

Yesterday, Rep. Lois Capps announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has created a new, unified emergency response framework to address Huanglongbing (HLB), a serious citrus disease affecting several U.S. states, including California.

The framework will allow USDA and its partners to coordinate resources, share information and develop strategies to better combat HLB. There is currently no cure for HLB, and efforts to control the disease have been slow as infected citrus plants are often difficult to maintain and study.