Florida Valencia production lowered 1.0 million boxes

Last week, USDA adjusted Florida Valencia orange production to reflect higher drop rate and smaller fruit size. The state’s total 2019/20 orange production is now estimated at 70 million 90-lb boxes, down 1.0 million from the March forecast and down 3 percent from 2018/19. [...]

Florida orange production still seen at 74.0 million boxes

In today’s citrus crop report, USDA carried forward the November estimates for oranges in Florida, Texas, and California. The only change in production numbers was an increase in 2019/20 Florida grapefruit, with red grapefruit now forecast at 4.1 million 85-lb boxes (up 200,000 boxes [...]

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