USDA Proposed Changes to Florida Citrus Marketing Order

July 5, 2022 USDA AMS

As recommended by the Florida Citrus Administrative Committee, changes would include reducing the size and quorum requirements of the committee and revising the nomination and selection processes of committee members. The requirement of allocating committee seats based on volume from each district would also be removed. Lastly, a new section would authorize the committee to receive and expend domestically sourced voluntary contributions and grant funds for promotion and research projects.

Vandenberg Optimistic for its Summer Citrus Season

June 20, 2022 Jac. Vandenberg, Inc.

Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. is preparing for a busy summer citrus season as it finishes a successful end to the winter citrus season with Morocco. With the final Moroccan Nadorcotts shipped and sold, the first easy peelers from Peru and Uruguay have already arrived and volume will be picking up slowly in the coming weeks as Chile and South Africa enter the fold.

Summer Citrus From South Africa Announces Start of 2022 Season

Summer Citrus from South Africa (SCSA) announces the start of its 2022 season with the arrival of its first conventional vessel to the U.S. this week.

Statement by Commissioner Nikki Fried on June Citrus Forecast

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its June forecast for Florida citrus in the final forecast for the 2021-22 season, which predicts a slight increase over the May forecast in Florida’s overall orange production while overall grapefruit production slightly decreased. In response to the updated forecast, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried released the following statement.

Limoneira Enters into a Two-Year Fallowing Program at its Associated Citrus Packers Ranch

June 3, 2022 Limoneira Company

Limoneira Company announced today its engagement with the Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District in a two-year fallowing and forbearance program at the Company’s Associated Citrus Packers ranch in Yuma, Arizona.