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Orange Juice Prices to Surge Higher

Dan Citrus, Economy, Florida, Orange Juice

Expect higher orange juice prices in the months ahead after a bacterial disease and harsh weather ravaged this season’s crops. Florida annually produces more than 90 percent of the country’s orange juice supplies. Last year, Florida was hit by Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Nicole, and freezing conditions in succession. The Guardian says producers also had to battle citrus greening disease. It’s …


Apples and Oranges Top U. S. Fruit Choices

Dan Citrus, Fruits, Orange Juice, Research, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, USDA-ERS

These are the top fruit choices in the United States. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Apples held the top spot for total fruit available for consumption in 2021 at more than 26 pounds per person after adjusting for losses. USDA’s Economic Research Service’s (ERS) loss-adjusted food availability data adjusts the data for food spoilage, plate waste, and …