Oranges

ORANGES

Two-thirds of all consumers purchased oranges in the past year, up two percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. The citrus was the fifth-most popular fruit this year, up from No. 6 last year.

 

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Packer Stories

USDA releases final 2008-2012 crop numbers

08/29/2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released its final 2008-2012 summaries for citrus, vegetables, melons and strawberries.

Greening not likely to affect Texas citrus volumes, quality

08/25/2014

Citrus greening is spreading in Texas, but it shouldn’t affect the 2014 orange and grapefruit crops.

Greening establishes 'stronghold' in Texas groves

08/25/2014

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.

UPDATED: Smarter Lunchrooms tactics boost produce consumption

08/21/2014

(UPDATED COVERAGE Aug. 25) Some schools have increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options at practically no cost by using behavioral psychology techniques promoted by the Smarter Lunchrooms program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Question marks surround California citrus crop

08/21/2014

EXETER, Calif. — Last December’s freeze and the state’s continuing drought are two wildcards when it comes to forecasting California’s upcoming navel season.

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Market Scope - Oranges — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18

2014-08-17

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments fairly light — Movement of navels expected to decrease slightly. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons navel shippers first grade 40s $16.80-18.90, 48s mostly $19.80-20.90, 56-138s $20.80-21.90; shippers choice 40s $14.40-14.90, 48s $14.40-16.90, 56s $15.80-16.90, 72s $17.80-18.90, 88s $18.80-19.90, 113-138s $19.80-20.90. Supplies in few hands.

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments moderate — Movement of valencia expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices first grade 138s and choice 88s slightly higher, first grade 48s and choice 72s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons valencia shippers first grade 48s mostly $15.80-16.90, 56s mostly $15.80-17.90, 72s $16.80-18.90, 88s mostly $17.80-18.90, 113s mostly $18.80-19.90, 138s $19.80-20.90; shippers choice 48s $13.80-14.90, 56s mostly $13.80-14.90, 72s $13.80-15.90, 88s mostly $16.80-17.90, 113s mostly $16.80-18.40, 138s $17.80-18.90.

SOUTH AFRICA — Imports (127-82-159) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same as Aug. 4-17. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 15-kilogram containers navel 40s $20-22, 48s $22-24, 56s $20-22, 64-72s $16-18, 88s $16-18; cara cara 36-40s $26-28, 48s $24-26, 56s $22-24, 64s $20-22, 72s $18-20, 88s $16-18. Quality good.

CHILE — Imports (76-78-92) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same as Aug. 4-17. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 15-kilogram containers navel 36-48s $20-22, 64s $18-20, 72s $16-18, 88s $15-17. Quality good. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 15-kilogram containers navel 40-56s $20-22, 64s $18-20, 72s $16-18, 88s $14-16. Quality good.

URUGUAY — Imports (0-0-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices 72-88s lower, others unchanged. 15-kilogram containers navel 40-48s $22-24, 56s $20-22, 64s $18-20, 72s $16-18, 88s $14-16. Quality good. **unavailable.

AUSTRALIA — Imports (0-0*-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 16-kilogram cartons navel 36-56s $28-30, 72s $26-28, 88s $24-26. Quality good. *revised, **unavailable.

PERU — Imports (0-4-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Sufficient volume and number of importers to establish a market were expected the week of Aug. 18. **unavailable.

 


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