Oranges Stories

April 16, 2014
Seminole Tribe Of Florida Acquires Majority Stake In Blue Lake Citrus
The investment further increases the Tribe’s juice and fruit portfolio. Read More
Florida oranges
April 9, 2014
4 Million More Boxes Dropped From Latest Florida Citrus Estimate
USDA stats show struggling Valencia crop accounting for ugly update. Read More
orange juice in a glass
April 3, 2014
Florida Department Of Citrus Calls Out ‘Dr. Oz’ Report On OJ
Open letter to show producers addresses claims made about orange juice during a recent broadcast. Read More
March 27, 2014
Florida Citrus Commission Welcomes New Members
Gov. Rick Scott reappoints one and adds two new leaders. Read More
March 25, 2014
Opinion: Replanting Citrus Insane, Or Insanely Intelligent?
Even in the throes of HLB, there is confidence growing in the industry's future. Read More
March 14, 2014
Market Economist Examines The Citrus Planting Conundrum
Tree populations are on the decline, calling for action to reverse the trend. Read More
Rob Atchley of Duda Citrus
March 13, 2014
Duda Citrus Division’s Big Planting Makes Bigger Statement
Company steps up to stake a claim in the future. Read More
Florida citrus grove
March 10, 2014
Florida Citrus Crop Estimate Takes Another Hit
Updated forecast from USDA reveals continued problems with early and mid-season orange varieties. Read More
March 10, 2014
Pioneering Florida Citrus Family To Sell Off Business
Namesakes behind Kennedy Groves and United Indian River Packers divesting all assets related to century-old industry legacy. Read More
February 19, 2014
6 New Citrus Cultivars Approved For Release
UF/IFAS FAST TRACK release model to speed up availability of varieties 10 to 15 years over typical breeding process. Read More
February 17, 2014
Time Is Running Out To Save Citrus Crop
All hands on deck needed as fruit yields dip further into danger zone. Read More
February 12, 2014
Opinion: Florida Citrus Growers United In Fight For Survival
Producers are increasing the pressure on the scientific community to come up with results for the millions of dollars being invested in research. Read More
February 10, 2014
Latest Florida Citrus Forecast: The Bleeding Has Stopped, For Now
For the first time this season, official estimate from USDA isn’t a downgrade from initial prediction. Read More
February 1, 2014
Strength In Numbers Found At 2014 Florida Citrus Show
Growers gather in droves in hopes to find silver linings amid greening worries. Read More
January 30, 2014
The Time Is Ripe To Strongly Defend Orange Juice
The Florida Department of Citrus is ready to set the record straight and mitigate any negative perceptions. Read More
The Latest
November 17, 2017
Alico Overhaul to Cut Citrus Production …
Company restructuring aims to integrate legacy businesses and reduce input costs significantly. Read More
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
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
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
August 31, 2017
Extra Early Florida Citrus Forecast Call…
Marked increase in production predicted for the next crop of oranges. Read More
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
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
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
March 9, 2017
Florida Citrus Crop Besieged By Sinking …
Latest USDA estimate yanks healthy chunk out of projected yield for oranges. Read More
February 9, 2017
Florida Citrus Forecast Comes Full Circl…
Amid up-and-down pattern, USDA puts all-orange production numbers back on target with initial estimate. Read More
January 12, 2017
Season’s First Slip Seen In Latest Flori…
Despite slight drop in Valencias, silver linings found. Read More
December 14, 2016
Planting Citrus Under Protective Screen …
Production practice offers benefits beyond excluding the psyllid and HLB. Read More
December 9, 2016
Latest Florida Citrus Crop Forecast Runs…
Despite crop protection challenges, all-orange production projection from USDA remains unchanged. Read More
November 9, 2016
Florida Citrus Estimate Escapes Hit From…
Despite the major storm, updated forecast figures from USDA actually show an increase. Read More
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
August 22, 2016
Major OJ Purchase Promises Relief For Fl…
$30 million planned acquisition from USDA to be used for surplus removal. Read More
August 18, 2016
Florida Farmer Takes Fresh Approach To G…
New easy-peel, seedless varieties offer market potential. Read More
August 15, 2016
First Stab At Florida Citrus Production …
Elizabeth Steger estimates crop will drop by 26%. Read More