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.
Sunkist Growers has signed on with Big Bird, Cookie Monster and the rest of the Sesame Street gang to promote fresh produce consumption.
Texas orange and grapefruit shippers can market smaller sizes through a new U.S. Department of Agriculture rule.
The organic industry took to Capitol Hill to educate staff members from more than a dozen congressional offices about the need to find organic methods to fight citrus greening.
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.More Packer Stories for Grapefruit
Market Scope - Grapefruit — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments light — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices shippers first grade 23s slightly lower, 27s lower, 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 $11.40-12.40, 32s mostly $13.40-14.90, 36s mostly $13.80-15.90, 40s mostly $13.80-15.40, 48s mostly $13.40-15.40, 56s $11.40-12.90; shippers choice 23-27s mostly $8.80-8.90, 32-48s mostly $11.40-12.90, 56s mostly $10.80-11.90. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of Aug. 18.
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- Dulcinea Farms manager to leave; other changes planned