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.
Almost 10,000 tons of citrus could be exported from Uruguay to the U.S. this season, the first full season of imports from the country.
The latest survey shows the Sunshine State producing fewer oranges, tangerines and tangelos.
The $2 billion California citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet — the Asian citrus psyllid — and if we want to overcome it, we all need to work together.
South African citrus industry members held their annual planning session in late March, and they heard some good news: growers are making progress against the false coddling moth.
Sunkist Growers plans to highlight its California Star Ruby grapefruit at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association Convention and Trade Show in Vancouver April 2-4.More Packer Stories for Oranges
Market Scope - Oranges — F.o.b.s as of April 14
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments moderate — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices shippers first grade 56-138s, choice 48s and 88-138s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons navel shippers first grade 40s $16.80- $18.90, 48s mostly $18.80-20.90, 56-138s mostly $19.80-21.90; shippers choice 40s mostly $14.80-15.90, 48s $14.80-16.90, 56s mostly $15.80-16.90, 72s mostly $16.80-18.40, 88s mostly $17.80-19.90, 113-138s mostly $18.80-19.90. Organic 7/10-bushel cartons navel shippers first grade 48-88s $36.30-40.90.
FLORIDA — Shipments (97-113-101, includes export 3-4-3) — Prices not reported.
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