USDA tweaks Florida citrus forecast

In the March Citrus report, USDA’s only changes were modest hikes to Florida production. For non-Valencia oranges, USDA raised Florida’s 2022/23 production by 100,000 boxes to 6.1 million boxes, down 67 percent YOY. The state’s Valencia forecast was left unchanged at just 10 million [...]

Florida 2022/23 oranges seen down 32% YOY; OJ futures trade sideways

In its October Citrus report, USDA forecasted all Florida orange production down 32 percent YOY at 28.0 million boxes. The steep drop is part of the longstanding downtrend for the state’s production, further pressured by late September’s Hurricane Ian. Production of Valencias is expected [...]

Florida Valencia estimate still at 40.0 million boxes

Last week, USDA trimmed Florida early-midseason orange production by 350,000 90-lb boxes but held projected Valencia production at 40.0 million boxes. As of May 3, growers had harvested nearly 30.9 million boxes of Florida Valencias, or 77 percent of the forecast. Harvest pace tends [...]

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