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Ana Maria Rodriguez leads the effort to make it harder to change the Florida constitution. Image via Colin Hackley.

Danny McAuliffeDecember 11, 2018
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Expectations toward Florida’s most-iconic crop are shifting from sour to sweet more than a year after Hurricane Irma inflicted catastrophic damage on Florida’s citrus industry. Growers in the state are expected to produce 77 million boxes of oranges during the 2018-2019 growing season, according to citrus forecasts released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. […]

News Service Of FloridaOctober 11, 2018
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A year after Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida’s citrus industry, growers are on pace to slightly surpass their production from two years ago. Forecast numbers announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture are still down from where the industry has been most of the past five decades. But the projections are encouraging for an industry […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 8, 2018
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It shouldn’t come as any surprise that the feds this week announced “yet another decrease in the size of the Florida orange crop this season due to Hurricane Irma.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s latest report pegs orange production for 2017-18 at 45 million boxes—”a 35 percent decrease over last season and the lowest crop […]

Danny McAuliffeJanuary 12, 2018
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Recent Florida citrus estimates are steady for the first time since Hurricane Irma struck Florida. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s January estimates reflect no change from December’s, marking the first stable citrus forecast since the storm. The USDA in October forecasted 54 million boxes of oranges for 2017-2018 production. In November, that forecast dropped to 50 […]

Jim RosicaNovember 9, 2017
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As Florida’s citrus industry “seeks consideration for federal emergency funding,” a U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast Thursday “confirmed a continuing decline in production due to Hurricane Irma’s impact on this season’s crop,” the Florida Department of Citrus said in a press release. “The report predicts Florida orange production for 2017-18 at 50 million boxes of oranges, a 27 percent […]


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