Packer Stories

UPDATED: Indian River citrus packers merging


(UPDATED COVERAGE, June 25) An operating merger between two Indian River citrus companies could make Greene River Packing one of the state’s largest citrus packers.

Fewer valencias further reduce Florida orange production


BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — The latest forecast shows continuing production declines for Florida oranges.

Citrus industry girds for psyllid expansion


TULARE, Calif. — The confirmation May 22 that three Asian citrus psyllids were trapped in the San Joaquin Valley drove home the point that the citrus pest is expanding its presence in the state’s largest citrus-producing region.

Florida’s orange crop estimate inches up


In a reversal of months-long crop reductions due to fruit drop, Florida’s orange crop estimate actually increased slightly in May to 110.3 million 90-pound boxes from 110 million boxes the previous month, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

UPDATED: Florida Classic Growers head retires, successor named


(UPDATED COVERAGE 2:45 p.m.) Bobby Bawcum, president of the Dundee, Fla.-based Florida Classic Growers, is planning to retire at the end of May, and the company’s vice president of sales and marketing, Al Finch, will immediately succeed him.

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


PERU — Imports (9-10-6) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 10-kilogram containers, minneola 35-40s $10-12, 45-54s $8-10. Quality good. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices for 10-kilogram containers minneola 35-54s $12-14. Quality good. FIRST REPORT.

AUSTRALIA — Imports (0-0*-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 10-kilogram containers minneola 36-55s $20-22, 65s $18-20. Quality good. *revised; **unavailable.


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