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HLB citrus disease quarantine area expands in California

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expanding the quarantine region in California for citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening.
Dec 23, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

Oranges, lettuce continue to dominate on Produce Market Guide

The top seven commodities on Produce Market Guide held steady with only slight shuffling the week of Dec. 9, with mandarins and tangerines moving up to No. 3 from the previous week.

Frieda’s launches specialty citrus in pouches

With winter and the height of citrus season in mind, Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Frieda’s Inc. is rolling out grab-and-go pouches for two specialty citrus offerings.

Vandervoet & Associates Inc. adds valencia oranges

Vandervoet & Associates Inc. will have valencia oranges from northwest Mexico for the first time this year, starting with early varieties in January and then regular valencias in late winter/early spring.

U.S. orange forecast stable, Florida encouraged by USDA report

U.S. orange production forecasts have remained steady in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest citrus report, but Florida should expect a slight increase over last year’s final production.

Wonderful Citrus selects Zak Laffite as new president

The halo of leadership for Delano, Calif.-based Wonderful Citrus is changing.

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