Based on facts available to the public, almost everyone agrees that an energy shortage or fuel crisis now exists in our country and state. While there is not general agreement about the quantitative aspects of this crisis, there is agreement that it is of significant magnitude to create very great concern about sustaining the current high levels of industrial productivity with its related employment and economic activity.

In our complex society and economic system, it is not possible to easily determine all of the causes of the current fuel crisis. To better understand the problems of causing fuel supply to increase to correspond to fuel demand, an effort is made to briefly describe some of the more apparent causes for the fuel crisis.

The primary attention and discussion herein are directed toward what may be done, both short range and long range, to help overcome the fuel crisis from the point of view of the Florida Citrus Industry.

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