Valencia harvest at 3.2 million boxes per week

Florida orange growers harvested 3.2 million boxes of Valencia oranges during the week ending Mar. 22, about the same volume as the previous week. Weather has been warmer than average and dry. Processing pace appears to be about a week ahead of last season, [...]

Florida orange production lowered 1.0 million boxes

This week, USDA lowered Florida’s early-midseason orange production by 1.0 million 90-lb boxes, to 30.0 million. Valencia orange production was left at 41.0 million boxes. March’s early-mid forecast is down 2.0 million boxes from the initial projection in October. Since then, drop rate crept [...]

Florida Valencias lowered to 41.0 million boxes

With Florida’s 2018/19 orange harvest nearly complete, USDA lowered Valencia production by 1.0 million 90-lb boxes from the May estimate. All other orange production numbers—Florida early/mids, California, and Texas—were left unchanged. Florida’s orange production has closed the season down about 10 percent from USDA’s [...]