USDA lowers forecast for Florida orange crop

Jan 16, 2017 by The Packer
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates in its Jan. 12 report that the Florida orange crop will be 71 million 90-pound boxes, one million less than expected in the December forecast, a decrease of about 1%.

Super Nova mandarin bursts on the scene

Jan 11, 2017 by The Packer
It may not yet have the prestige of Cuties or Halos mandarins, but the Super Nova variety launched in January by LoBue Bros. Inc., Lindsay, Calif., surpasses competitors when it comes to flavor and sweetness, at least if