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.
Reeling from a near decade-long affliction, Florida citrus growers can now apply for financial assistance to remove trees hit by citrus greening and replant their diseased groves.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released its final 2008-2012 summaries for citrus, vegetables, melons and strawberries.
The Port of Savannah plans to receive South American fruit through a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program allowing imports of cold-treated commodities.
Citrus greening is spreading in Texas, but it shouldn’t affect the 2014 orange and grapefruit crops.
Citrus greening has spread in three Texas counties where oranges and red grapefruit are grown, establishing a “stronghold” in commercial groves and residential trees, according to Texas Citrus Mutual.More Packer Stories for Grapefruit
Market Scope - Grapefruit — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments light — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices shippers first grade 32-48s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Unofficial prices 7/10-bushel cartons summer marsh ruby and star ruby shippers first grade 23s $10.80-11.90, 27s mostly $12.80-13.90, 32s mostly $13.80-17.90, 36s mostly $14.80-17.90, 40-48s mostly $13.90-17.90, 56s $12.80-15.90; shippers choice 23-27s mostly $8.80-8.90, 32s mostly $11.40-14.90, 36-40s mostly $12.80-14.90, 48s mostly $11.80-14.90, 56s mostly $10.80-13.90. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of Sept. 15.
- Calavo posts record quarterly profit; launches FreshRealm
- Criminal case against Mucci companies, execs moves forward
- Colombia to boost ag acreage in response to U.S. free trade deal
- Local and organic meant little to these consumers
- Oppenheimer Group brings Envy apple to U.S.
- Industry needs to engage House GOP on immigration