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Lettuce takes over on Produce Market Guide

Oranges were once again knocked out of the No. 1 spot on Produce Market Guide, this time by lettuce, which moved up two slots from the previous week to take the lead the week of Nov. 25.

Bee Sweet Citrus draws focus to specialty citrus

Fowler, Calif.-based Bee Sweet Citrus is drawing consumer focus to the company’s specialty citrus varieties.
Nov 26, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

Florida citrus volume up over last year

Good growing conditions have Florida citrus growers looking forward to a strong crop this season with volume an estimated 3.4% greater than last year.

State gives Florida Department of Citrus clean audit

A state audit of the Florida Department of Citrus gives the group’s contract procurement and management process a clean bill of health.
Nov 25, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Citrus

HLB found in citrus tree in San Bernardino County

The California Department of Agriculture has declared a quarantine after detecting huanglongbing in a single citrus tree near Montclair, Calif., in San Bernardino County.

Citrus shows spike in interest on Produce Market Guide

Though the holiday season is ramping up and autumnal favorites are still in the mix, searches on Produce Market Guide the week of Nov. 4 showed a marked interest in one of winter's domestic specialties: citrus.

Sunkist adds Matt Shekoyan as VP of strategy

Sunkist Growers, Valencia, Calif., has hired Matt Shekoyan as vice president of strategy.

Specialty citrus growing for DiSilva Fruit

DiSilva Fruit and Morning Kiss Organic are offering a full line of conventional and organic citrus this season.

Florida crops survive hurricanes; citrus up from 2018

Hurricanes this year have not caused any major disruptions to Florida crops and actually provided some needed rain, said Mindy Lee, bureau chief at Tallahassee-based Fresh From Florida.

CBP warns about banned plants for All Souls Day

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding observers of All Souls Day that some agricultural items used in holiday decorations are prohibited in the U.S. due to pest and plant diseases, including HLB.
Oct 30, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #HLB, #Citrus, #Imports, #Mexico