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Citrus leads Produce Market Guide, but holiday favorites return

Pummelos and oranges maintained a firm 1-2 lead on Produce Market Guide the week of Jan. 6, while specialty seville oranges garnered the No. 3 spot.

Sunkist, other California orange shippers access Vietnam

Valencia, Calif.-based Sunkist Growers Inc. will be among California growers exporting navel oranges to Vietnam starting this season.

Citrus growers continue to combat HLB

The U.S. citrus industry continues to cope with citrus greening disease.

Mandarins continue to nudge navel oranges

Mandarins continue to gain popularity among consumers, often at the expense of navel oranges. But it’s way too soon to count navels out.

California citrus rebounds from ‘worst year ever’

California growers were somewhat happier with the way this year’s citrus season was shaping up compared to last year.

Pummelos, oranges retain lead on Produce Market Guide

Pummelos and oranges retained their No. 1 and No. 2 rankings on Produce Market Guide the week of Dec. 30, with lettuce shooting up to No. 3 from No. 15 the previous week.

Bee Sweet celebrates heirloom navels, family farms

Bee Sweet Citrus, Fowler, Calif., is celebrating California’s history of family farms and the company’s Heirloom Navel program with a month-long digital campaign.

Salix Fruits sees U.S. growth in 2019

Distributor Salix Fruits ended 2019 with 30% growth over 2018, in part because of its imported Argentine lemon program in the U.S.

Japan imports of U.S. oranges expected to grow modestly

The new U.S.-Japan trade agreement will deliver a tariff reduction and higher safeguard levels for U.S. orange shipments, and that should translate to a moderate increase in U.S. orange exports to Japan in 2020.
Jan 05, 2020 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

South Africa citrus exports predicted to rise

South Africa citrus production and exports will continue to rise in 2020, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.