Thursday, 03 March 2016 23:44

Florida Orange Production Holding Fast, Still down 29% Over Last Season

oranges3A recent study showed that the USDA’s projections for Florida Orange productions are steady at 69 million boxes, which was the predicted amount in December. While orange production is holding steady, grapefruit has dropped significantly from 11.5 million boxes predicted in December to an estimated 10.8 million boxes.

While Florida Grapefruit is showing a 16% decline in production over the 2014-15 season, this drop is less significant than the Florida Orange production, which is down almost 29% over last season.

“A decline in grapefruit was not unexpected given the overall trend the industry has experienced due to citrus greening. However, the continuity reflected in today’s orange forecast is encouraging,” said Shannon Shepp, executive director of the Florida Department of Citrus.

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