Grapefruit is a steady performer. Thirty-one percent of shoppers reported that they were likely to make a grapefruit purchase – the same number as last year.
Despite slight production gains from the previous month, the Sunshine State finished its latest season producing fewer volumes of oranges, grapefruit and tangerines.
Citing a lack of attention paid to organic growers, the U.S. organic industry is launching a campaign to generate funding for organic-focused citrus greening disease research.
Greene River Marketing Inc., has promoted Derek Rodgers, the company’s harvesting supervisor, to North American sales manager.
Stricter import regulations on South African citrus shipping to Europe will have little if any effect on citrus exports to the U.S., officials said.
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Market Scope - Grapefruit — F.o.b.s as of July 14
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments light — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Unofficial prices 7/10-bushel cartons star ruby shippers first grade 23-27s $13.80-14.90, 32s $12.80-12.90, 36s $11.80-12.90, 40s $10.40-11.90, 48s $9.80-11.40, 56s $9.80-10.90; shippers choice 23-27s mostly $8.80-10.90, 32-36s $8.80-11.40, 40s $8.80-10.40, 48s $7.80-9.90. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of July 14.