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USA 21/06/2018

A very difficult citrus season

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According to the latest USDA publication, the US Department of Agriculture, Florida's oranges production is down 40% from last September's forecast.

 
 
Last September, before devastating Hurricane Irma, USDA crop forecasts estimated Florida production at 68-75 million 90-pound cartons (40.8 kg). The USDA's end-of-season publication reports a total production of oranges this year of 44.95 million boxes. That's down 40% from pre-hurricane forecasts.
 
 
 
This orange harvest is the lowest in 75 years. The citrus sector is still recovering from the unprecedented damage of hurricane Irma and hopes for a slower start to the season next fall.

 

 

 

source : tampabay.com, floridacitrus.org

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A very difficult season that ends with much less production than expected a few months ago.
   
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