California growers are expected to produce 80 million cartons of navel oranges during the 2018-19 season, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s an 11% increase over last year.
Florida’s orange volume should be about 77 million 90-pound box equivalents, most of which will go to processing, said Andrew Meadows, director of communications for Lakeland-based Florida Citrus Mutual.
CHICAGO — Sales of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives are up 8% over the previous year. Produce companies should ask themselves if this is a trend they should partner or support. For most, I’d advise against it.