U.S. orange output lower

This month, USDA lowered its 2020/21 early-midseason orange production forecast to 20.0 million 90-lb boxes for Florida, down 2.0 million boxes from the December estimate and down 3.0 million boxes from the November estimate. Florida’s Valencia orange production estimate remains at 34.0 million boxes, [...]

“Extremely dangerous” Hurricane Laura hits U.S. Gulf Coast

Hurricane Laura made landfall as a powerful Category 4 hurricane early Thursday morning in Louisiana with 150 mph winds and more than 9 feet of storm surge. The storm was moving north with speeds of 16 mph through northwest Louisiana at 10 am CT [...]

Sugarcane farmers brace for Hurricane Laura

Just a few weeks ahead of the 2020/21 harvest, sugarcane farmers in southern Louisiana and southeastern Texas are preparing for Hurricane Laura, expected to make landfall on Wednesday night. Louisiana’s main sugar growing regions will likely be east of the hurricane’s eyewall, potentially exposing [...]