USDA forecasters serve up second consecutive significant drop in expected orange crop output for stormy season.
USDA’s second stab at the season thins orange crop by another 7%; would be lowest output in more than 70 years.
Final USDA tally confirms continuing downward trend of production in the HLB era.
Latest estimate from USDA reveals first increase in several months; grapefruit continues to sour.
Latest USDA estimate yanks healthy chunk out of projected yield for oranges.
For the fourth consecutive month, ground is gained in Valencias.
Updated crop estimate from USDA reveals uptick for third month in a row.
USDA’s updated estimate keeps orange count in check at historically low total.
Not since the 1965-1966 season have production numbers looked so bleak.
Updated numbers from USDA reveal count continuing to hover just above the 100 million box mark.
Early, mid-season varieties slip, dropping projected USDA total below 2013-2014 final output.
Updated USDA forecast shows no change in orange and grapefruit yield.
Overall orange production reduced by 5 million boxes.
USDA estimates hold steady for third month in a row.
USDA’s first forecast comes in markedly higher than pundits’ pre-season predictions.
An increase of less than 1% puts a cap on rough production period.