USDA made a series of changes to citrus production estimates for this season and last season in its April Citrus report. The bigger change for 2022/23 oranges was a cut of 1.00 million boxes in the California forecast (non-Valencia). A drop of 200,000 boxes of Texas non-Valencia was partly offset by a hike of 100,000 boxes of Valencia for the state. All U.S. forecast production of oranges was lowered by 1.10 million boxes as a result.

Forecast Florida production was left unchanged, down 56 percent YOY for Valencia and down 67 percent for non-Valencia.

For 2020/21, California orange output was trimmed by 1.00 million boxes for Valencia and 300,000 boxes for non-Valencia, partly offset by a bump of 150,000 boxes in Florida Valencia production. Estimated 2021/22 U.S. production orange production was cut 1.15 million boxes.

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