Grapefruit & Specialty Stories

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Citrus
May 10, 2016
Winning Streak Continues For Florida Oranges
Updated crop estimate from USDA reveals uptick for third month in a row. Read More
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Citrus
April 12, 2016
Latest USDA Forecast Says Florida Oranges On A Roll
Momentum carries over big time from last month’s elevated expectation in output. Read More
Bethel Farms' citrus grove in Arcadia, FL
Citrus
March 9, 2016
Latest Florida Orange Forecast Features Rare Increase
A bump in projected Valencia production breaks long string of sobering reports. Read More
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Citrus
February 9, 2016
Revised Forecast Yields Small Victory For Florida Oranges
Updated USDA estimate holds serve again; hasn’t dipped since December. Read More
Genetically engineered purple limes using red grapes and blood oranges
Grapefruit & Specialty
January 6, 2016
Purple Limes, Blood Oranges Find Footing In Florida Thanks To Genetic Engineering
Related research also could lead to a new grapefruit cultivar as well as the creation of ornamental citrus plants. Read More
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Citrus
December 6, 2015
Florida Department Of Citrus Thankful, Hopeful As New Season Sets In
Organization's executive director says cutting-edge technology key to delivering brand message. Read More
Citrus
July 22, 2015
Marketing Order Amendments Referendum Set For Fresh Florida Citrus
Changes include the authorization and regulation of new varieties. Read More
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Grapefruit & Specialty
July 13, 2015
Emergency Exemption OK’d For FireWall 50 WP To Combat Canker On Florida Grapefruit
EPA issues specific exception under provisions of Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act for the use of product on up to 54,000 acres of fresh market fruit. Read More
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Citrus
June 10, 2015
Florida Citrus Season Grinding Toward Sour Finish
USDA’s updated estimate keeps orange count in check at historically low total. Read More
Citrus Fruit Drop in Florida grove
Citrus
May 12, 2015
Florida Orange Crop Now Projected To Be Lowest In Nearly 50 Years
Not since the 1965-1966 season have production numbers looked so bleak. Read More
Citrus
February 10, 2015
Florida Citrus Crop Holding On
Updated USDA forecast shows no change in orange and grapefruit yield. Read More
Florida oranges
Citrus
January 12, 2015
Latest Florida Citrus Forecast Hits Season’s First Snag
Overall orange production reduced by 5 million boxes. Read More
Grapefruit & Specialty
November 14, 2014
Florida Grapefruit Growers Feeling Good About Early Crop Forecasts
Producers, packers, and suppliers view initial USDA outlooks as positive predictor for future. Read More
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Citrus
October 10, 2014
Elevated Expectations For Forthcoming Florida Citrus Crop
USDA’s first forecast comes in markedly higher than pundits’ pre-season predictions. Read More
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Citrus
November 9, 2017
Forecasters Subtract another Slice from …
USDA’s second stab at the season thins orange crop by another 7%; would be lowest output in more than 70 years. Read More
Citrus
October 12, 2017
Irma Rains Down on Florida Citrus Crop E…
Initial USDA forecast reflects the fruits of what was left behind by monster storm. Read More
Citrus
October 5, 2017
Tips to Help Hurricane-Stressed Citrus T…
Cleaning up damage and small doses of nutrition the fastest path to helping blocks bounce back. Read More
Grapefruit & Specialty
August 22, 2017
More Florida Citrus Producers Pondering …
Local farmers are sweet on the prospect of growing the acid fruit. Read More
Citrus
July 12, 2017
Shaky Florida Citrus Season Skids to a S…
Final USDA tally confirms continuing downward trend of production in the HLB era. Read More
Citrus
May 11, 2017
Late Season Rally in Forecast for Florid…
Latest estimate from USDA reveals first increase in several months; grapefruit continues to sour. Read More
Citrus
April 11, 2017
Florida Citrus Stuck in Crop Forecast Fu…
Latest estimate from USDA shows no change for oranges; grapefruit count gets squeezed. Read More
Citrus
March 9, 2017
Florida Citrus Crop Besieged By Sinking …
Latest USDA estimate yanks healthy chunk out of projected yield for oranges. Read More
Grapefruit & Specialty
March 1, 2017
Is South Korea a Grapefruit Market Goldm…
Researchers are finding high demand for the tart citrus, opening the door for opportunistic Florida growers to fill the need. Read More
Citrus
January 12, 2017
Season’s First Slip Seen In Latest Flori…
Despite slight drop in Valencias, silver linings found. Read More
Citrus
December 9, 2016
Latest Florida Citrus Crop Forecast Runs…
Despite crop protection challenges, all-orange production projection from USDA remains unchanged. Read More
Citrus
November 9, 2016
Florida Citrus Estimate Escapes Hit From…
Despite the major storm, updated forecast figures from USDA actually show an increase. Read More
Citrus
October 12, 2016
Squeeze Felt In Season’s First Flo…
USDA estimates all-orange crop to be down more than 11 million boxes from last season’s final tally. Read More
Citrus
July 12, 2016
Florida Citrus Season Ends On Up Note
Challenging campaign typified by forecasts influenced by the negative impacts of HLB. Read More
Citrus
June 10, 2016
Florida Orange Crop Estimate Climbs Agai…
For the fourth consecutive month, ground is gained in Valencias. Read More
Citrus
May 10, 2016
Winning Streak Continues For Florida Ora…
Updated crop estimate from USDA reveals uptick for third month in a row. Read More
Citrus
April 12, 2016
Latest USDA Forecast Says Florida Orange…
Momentum carries over big time from last month’s elevated expectation in output. Read More
Citrus
March 9, 2016
Latest Florida Orange Forecast Features …
A bump in projected Valencia production breaks long string of sobering reports. Read More