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   Florida's Citrus Crop Is Projected To Be Lowest Since World War II
by Jim Turner, News Service of Florida
Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:17AM EST

Projections for Florida’s orange crop fell slightly in the latest monthly forecast, as the storm-battered agriculture industry appears closer to getting federal relief that officials say is needed to keep parts of the industry afloat. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated Thursday that Florida will grow enough oranges in the current season to fill 45 million 90-pound boxes, down from 46 million boxes in January estimates. 

Meanwhile, estimated grapefruit production held at 4.65 million boxes for the third consecutive month, but the number represents a nearly 40 percent reduction from the past growing season. 

To read the rest of the story, please go to: News Service of Florida


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