Last citrus forecast of season slightly increases Florida Orange production

Last citrus forecast of season slightly increases Florida Orange production
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Things are looking good for Florida citrus this July. Our friends at Florida Citrus have posted an article predicting an increase for this final month on Florida’s Citrus crops, so get ready to enjoy the rest of your summer full of your favorite Indian River Select® Brand Orange Juice in your refrigerator.  Read the article below for details!

The final crop report of the season issued Tuesday by the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture projected a slight increase over last month in the size of this season’s Florida Orange crop.

The July forecast estimated Florida Orange production for the 2015-16 season at 81.5 million boxes, an increase of 100,000 boxes. Florida Grapefruit production was projected at 10.85 million boxes.

According to Florida Department of Citrus Executive Director Shannon Shepp, “As another season comes to a close, we reflect on the many highs and lows our industry has experienced in the last year. Through it all, one constant has remained: the amazing inside Florida Citrus. While we certainly expect more challenges to come, we look forward to the opportunities a new season brings to promote and protect our beloved American icon.”

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