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California citrus growers avoid freeze damage

Temperatures in California’s Central Valley dipped as low as 27 degrees recently, but no damage is expected and orange growers say the cold can lead to better flavor and fruit quality.

Higher prices cushion lower production for Florida citrus growers

With higher prices offsetting reduced volume, 2016-17 Florida citrus returns were little different than the previous year, a new report says.
Dec 20, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

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