Mark Hudson, USDA/NASS delivered the November citrus crop forecast. The Florida Non-Valencia oranges are forecast this month at 36 million boxes. A 2 million box increase from the initial forecast last month of 34 million boxes. Valencia oranges remained at 36 million boxes. Grapefruit for Florida also remained at 9.6 million with white at 2.1 and red grapefruit at 7.5 million. For Tangerines and Tangelos, Hudson reported a drop from 1.65 to 1.55 million boxes with Early at 590 thousand, Royal 220 thousand, Honey 430 thousand and Tangelo at 320 thousand boxes. FCOJ Yield was reported at 1.47 gallons per box which is 1 percent lower than the October forecast.
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Hudson explains the reason for the increase in the Florida Non-Valencia oranges for the November forecast.
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