Grapefruit Growers Take ‘Tough Hit’

Dan Citrus, Industry News Release

From: The News Service of Florida After several of months of declines, the outlook for Florida’s struggling orange production remained steady from March to April. However, the forecast for grapefruit continued a decline. “It’s a tough hit for Florida’s grapefruit growers who have been so committed to fighting pest and disease to maintain this staple of Florida’s economy,” said Shannon …


Crop Forecast Sees Changes for Grapefruit, Tangerines and Mandarins

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecasts

Mark Hudson of the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service issued the April 2017 citrus crop forecast. ORANGES The U.S. all-orange forecast for the 2016-2017 season is 5.11 million tons, down 1 percent from last month and down 16 percent from the 2015-2016 revised final utilization. The Florida all-orange forecast, at 67 million boxes (3.02 million tons), is unchanged from …