Fruit size and tonnage out of Mexico likely will be down slightly through most of September as the industry moves into the flora loca crop, which bridges the gap between the old crop and the aventajada crop.
Orange production in Florida has been dwindling for years thanks to the scourge of the Asian citrus psyllid. Last year, the industry also suffered a blow from Hurricane Irma. But there's a hint of optimism this year.
Editor Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle talk about the big stories of the week, from demand for California fruit to high f.o.b. prices for avocados to an immigration raid on produce operations in Nebraska.