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Morning Kiss Organic promotes citrus for peak season

It’s that time for customers to pucker at the tartness and savor the sweetness of more than 10 certified organic varieties of citrus from Morning Kiss Organic, Chelsea, Mass.

Homegrown Organic expands offerings

Porterville, Calif.-based Homegrown Organic Farms plans to unveil a new citrus line in November, said Stephen Paul, category director for stone fruit, fall fruit and blueberries.

USDA lowers Florida orange estimate slightly

The U.S. Department of Agriculture adjusted its estimate for the Florida orange crop to 77 million boxes, down 3% from October.

USDA forecasts big Florida citrus increase

Showing a 75% increase from last year’s Hurricane Irma damaged crop, Florida’s 2018-19 citrus production is forecast at 86.9 million boxes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Oct 14, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

Wonderful Co. celebrates $1 billion marketing milestone

At the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit, The Wonderful Co. will be celebrating an investment of more than $1 billion in the past decade to market pistachios, pomegranate juice and Halo-brand mandarins.

Citrus Research Board seeks new president

The Visalia, Calif.-based Citrus Research Board is searching for a new president for the organization.
Oct 02, 2018 by Tom Karst #People, #Citrus

Bee Sweet Citrus ready as California season begins

With California’s citrus season starting, Bee Sweet Citrus has a positive outlook with numerous varieties ready for retailers.
Sep 30, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Citrus, #Oranges

New podcast launched for citrus producers 

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Southeast AgNet are partnering to provide the latest news on citrus-related research in a monthly podcast. 
Sep 11, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

California citrus growers anticipate good 2018-19 season

California citrus suppliers and marketers say they will have ample volumes to market in the fall, even if the numbers fall a bit short of last year.

University of Florida attacking HLB on many fronts

University of Florida researchers, using funds from the state Legislature, are attacking citrus greening disease through a number of projects.