Florida on Pace for Smallest Orange Crop in Over 75 Years

Florida on Pace for Smallest Orange Crop in Over 75 Years

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1/20/2022 4:21:00 AM

Florida on Pace for Smallest Orange Crop in Over 75 Years

Florida is on pace to produce the smallest crop of oranges in more than 75 years.

, the national average for a bottle of orange juice is up 15 cents from 2020.“The disappointment of another decline in the forecast is hard to overstate. But so too is the determination of Florida’s citrus growers who remain focused on delivering great-tasting and high-quality fruit while – simultaneously – seeking new solutions to citrus greening,” said Shelley Rossetter, assistant director of global marketing at the Florida Department of Citrus, in a statement.

Florida's orange production has been on a quarter century slide due to citrus greening, a bacteria that can cause massive fruit drops and eventually kill citrus trees, as well as another disease which can cause the leaves and fruit of citrus trees to drop prematurely and create unappealing lesions on the fruit.

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Florida's annual orange crop appears to be smallest produced in over 75 years Florida is forecasted to produce 44.5 million 90-pound boxes, in comparison to one year producing 244 million boxes. The low rate hasn't been seen since 1944.

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Florida's annual orange crop appears to be smallest produced in over 75 years Florida is forecasted to produce 44.5 million 90-pound boxes, in comparison to one year producing 244 million boxes. The low rate hasn't been seen since 1944.

Florida’s smaller orange crop could mean higher juice prices in the futureThere could be a price hike for orange juice as forecasters are predicting the smallest orange crop since 1945.

Orange crop is set to be the smallest since WWII, sending OJ prices surgingOranges are in trouble. Citrus disease and bad weather are constraining supply of oranges in the United States and internationally. Meanwhile, demand for orange juice — which has been sliding for years — got a bump during the pandemic. Do you think double pulp is the cause or effect of this? $AINUBALL 🔥22 January🔥 play to earn🎮 Telegram : Ainu Token Official The movie is just getting started😎 TokenAinu AinuToken PlayToEarn NFTs Metaverse BSC Bitcoin NFT DeFi Airdrop altcoins shiba Crypto SHIB RACA cryptocurrency Wait, didn't I see this on Trading places.

NBC News , the national average for a bottle of orange juice is up 15 cents from 2020. “The disappointment of another decline in the forecast is hard to overstate. But so too is the determination of Florida’s citrus growers who remain focused on delivering great-tasting and high-quality fruit while – simultaneously – seeking new solutions to citrus greening,” said Shelley Rossetter, assistant director of global marketing at the Florida Department of Citrus, in a statement. Florida's orange production has been on a quarter century slide due to citrus greening, a bacteria that can cause massive fruit drops and eventually kill citrus trees, as well as another disease which can cause the leaves and fruit of citrus trees to drop prematurely and create unappealing lesions on the fruit. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture , there is no current cure for citrus greening, which is known to devastate millions of crops in the United States and across the globe. It is spread by a disease-infected insect. Infected trees in result produce fruits that are green, misshapen and bitter, and unsuitable for sale. The January forecast for grapefruit remained unchanged from the previous month at 4.1 million boxes. Copyright AP - Associated Press