Greenhouse grower Mastronardi Produce is partnering with an entrepreneur noted for building well-known tequila and hair care brands in a venture to promote high-density farming systems across the globe.
Limoneira Co., Santa Paula, Calif., has entered into an agreement with FGF Trapani, a family-owned citrus operation in Argentina, acquiring 1,200 acres of lemons up front and another 1,200 over a three-year period.
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.
Although Hurricane Michael caused damage to crops in the Florida Panhandle, the central and southern parts of Florida, where the vast majority of the fall produce is grown, were not directly affected by the storm.