Florida orange production continues to decline, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture report.
Although forecasts pointed to a chilly Tuesday night in California’s Central Valley citrus groves with temperatures below freezing, most reporting stations indicate the mercury stayed above 32 degrees.
The latest survey shows the Sunshine State’s citrus production remains unchanged across all varieties except for the specialty fruit or tangerines and tangelos.
MODESTO, Calif. — If the $2.4 billion California citrus industry is to survive, it must maintain Asian citrus psyllid detection and control programs to buy time until fixes for the deadly citrus disease it carries are discovered.
DUNDEE, Fla. — Compared to last year, this fall is bringing higher quality of Florida citrus and grapefruit is opening the season with lower than expected prices.More Packer Stories for Tangelos
Market Scope - Tangelos — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA — Shipments moderate — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Unofficial prices 7/10- and 4/5-bushel cartons shippers first grade minneola 56-80s mostly $18.40-21.90, 100s mostly $15.40-17.90, 125s mostly $12.80-15.40, 150s mostly $12.80-14.90; shippers choice 56-80s mostly $13.40-15.90, 100-125s mostly $12.40-14.90, 150s mostly $11.40-12.90. Prices from industry sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of Jan. 20.
FLORIDA — Shipments (14-33-30, includes export 1-0-0) — Prices not reported.
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