March 9, 2018

USDA Florida Citrus Production Forecast March 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture held Florida’s projected orange and grapefruit harvest firm. The USDA forecast showed the 2017-18 orange crop at 45 million boxes and grapefruit at 4.65 million boxes, both unchanged from the February estimate, according to Thursday’s report.

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