Mark Hudson, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in Washington, D.C., delivered the April citrus crop forecast. He reported a 14 percent increase in Valencia oranges for Florida, rising from 35 million boxes in March to 40 million boxes this month. The other change for Florida was a 3 percent decrease in tangelos, dipping from 400,000 to 390,000 boxes.
April USDA Citrus Forecast Maturity Test Results and Fruit Size form. (.pdf)
The May USDA citrus crop forecast will be on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. You will be able to hear the forecast here on Southeast AgNet at approximately 12 noon Eastern time.
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