From www.bizjournals.com

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s initial citrus crop forecast predicts Florida will produce 166 million boxes of oranges in 2008-2009, a 2.5 percent decrease from last season’s total of 170.2 million boxes.

Fran Becker, president of Lakeland-based Florida Citrus Mutual, said that even though the industry expects a slight decrease, the forecast is higher than earlier expectations.

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