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Market Data 09.03.2017

Florida Grapefruit crop holds steady, oranges decrease slightly

The Florida Grapefruit crop held steady at 9 million boxes, according to the February forecast by the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, while the Florida Orange crop decreased slightly.

Florida Grapefruit crop holds steady, oranges decrease slightly

USDA projects 9 million boxes Florida Grapefruit, 70 million boxes Florida Oranges

The Florida Grapefruit crop held steady at 9 million boxes, according to the February forecast by the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, while the Florida Orange crop decreased slightly.

The report projects a one million box reduction in the state’s orange crop to 70 million boxes.

According to Shannon Shepp, executive director of the Florida Department of Citrus: “The  forecast reflects a true utilization of early, mid-season, and Navel varieties. We hope for higher numbers of Valencia production as we continue through the second half of the season.”

According to Shannon Shepp, executive director of the Florida Department of Citrus: “The  forecast reflects a true utilization of early, mid-season, and Navel varieties. We hope for higher numbers of Valencia production as we continue through the second half of the season.”

The Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC), which is mostly funded by box taxes paid by the state’s citrus growers, serves as the chief marketing and promotion arm for the industry.

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