9:39 a.m. Richard: CCM and Sunkist have been consistent....true to their word, that if the science is sound and qualified....US citrus has never faced such significant challenges not just from diseases but we are high cost producers; we are coming together to address issues like never before, mostly through the grower groups.
9:40 a.m. Tom: Richard, I appreciate your time. One more question. What can buyers expect from the Florida fresh citrus crop this year? How does the crop compare with in size and characteristics compared with last year? Thanks again.
9:43 a.m. Richard: We expect to ship about 40 million cartons, a little more than last season, several million more cartons than last season due to the new rule. Grapefruit is 60% of the volume with oranges and tangerines splitting the remainder.
9:45 a.m. Tom: Very good. Thanks for your insight and hope we can do this again...