USDA reels back production estimate for oranges and grapefruit as season is drawing to a close.
For the second month in a row, USDA sticks to tempered expectations in citrus production.
USDA forecasters deduct 1 million boxes for undersized fruit and overabundant drop.
USDA forecasters serve up second consecutive significant drop in expected orange crop output for stormy season.
HLB tolerance and solid market potential has renewed interest in this cold-susceptible crop.
Research shows the use of screenhouses may help prevent devastating disease from squeezing the life out of grapefruit, among other selections.
USDA’s second stab at the season thins orange crop by another 7%; would be lowest output in more than 70 years.
Initial USDA forecast reflects the fruits of what was left behind by monster storm.
Cleaning up damage and small doses of nutrition the fastest path to helping blocks bounce back.
Local farmers are sweet on the prospect of growing the acid fruit.
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 estimate from USDA shows no change for oranges; grapefruit count gets squeezed.
Latest USDA estimate yanks healthy chunk out of projected yield for oranges.
Researchers are finding high demand for the tart citrus, opening the door for opportunistic Florida growers to fill the need.
Despite slight drop in Valencias, silver linings found.
Despite crop protection challenges, all-orange production projection from USDA remains unchanged.