TALLAHASSEE — Florida will get $340 million to help citrus farmers replace trees and groves lost to Hurricane Irma, as the federal government continues to release details of the industry’s much-awaited disaster relief funding.

The block grant, part of a $2.36 billion package Congress directed in February to agricultural businesses damaged or destroyed by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017, is designed to help the struggling citrus industry, which suffered at least $761 million in losses from Irma.

For farmers, many facing years of diminished crops, applying for the funding could still be more than two months away. A news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the overall “2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program” will begin no later than July 16.

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