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People in South Florida evacuated en masse, followed by Central Florida residents -- many coming to and through Citrus County.
HARLINGEN -- Hurricane Irma's raking of the state of Florida from bottom to top has had a serious impact on the state's citrus industry.

The executive director of Florida's Department of Citrus says consumers can expect price increases for orange juice after Hurricane Irma.
Hurricane Irma caused losses of 50 to 70 percent of Florida's citrus crop in portions of South Florida, according to the Florida Fruit & Vegetable ...
Vicki Meriwether sighed with relief as hurricane Matthew veered east and spared her citrus grove in Sanford. But as Hurricane Irma ...

"The citrus industry here is fighting for its very existence," said Lisa Lochridge, spokeswoman for the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association.
Winter Haven Citrus Growers president, ex-Plant City lawmaker in running for Public Service ... By Jim Turner The News Service of Florida.
To date, the disease has wiped out the majority of citrus trees in Florida. According to Dr. Conner, the citrus production in Florida has already ...
Huanglongbing, or citrus greening, is a bacterial disease that wiped out much of Florida's citrus industry in the past decade, was positively ...
This year, for the first time, the Florida Department of agriculture and consumer Services will provide vials of wasps to Florida homeowners with ...
To defend the state's citrus crop from an industry-crippling infection, scientists with the Florida Department of agriculture & consumer Services ...
(AP) -- Florida homeowners with citrus trees on their property now have a new tool to fight off deadly citrus greening disease: parasitic wasps.
"The final forecast of the 2016-2017 season for Florida's struggling citrus industry shows the orange crop falling 16 percent from the previous ...
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a last-ditch attempt by Broward County homeowners to salvage $20.9 million in ...
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) - The final forecast of the 2016-2017 season for Florida's struggling citrus industry shows the orange crop ...
Both Florida citrus and early-planted vegetables in south Florida sustained damage from Hurricane Irma, and growers were just beginning to ...

When the worst of Irma's fury had passed, Gene McAvoy hit the road to inspect citrus groves and vegetable fields. McAvoy is a specialist on ...
There are no official reports of damage totals but the value of Florida's citrus last year exceeded $1 billion and sugar cane topped $561 million, ...
A tiny bug newly introduced to Florida from Asia attacks citrus trees ... A tiny insect is placing Florida citrus in jeopardy, but residents can help.
WrestleMania 33 will be held at Florida's Orlando Citrus Bowl. Matchups will include Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar; Bray Wyatt vs.
Paige Todd of Orange Park took the honor during the 2017 Miss Florida citrus/Miss Imperial Polk County Scholarship Pageant, which was recently held at the Theatre Winter Haven.
woman who helped Panama City boy flee to Citrus County is in jail on $500000 bond.
LAKE Wales - The state and federal agriculture departments need to trim $300,000 to $400,000 off the cost of counting the Florida citrus crop and other important statistics the state's citrus industry has relied upon for decades. On Friday, an ...
Florida Fights Back: Under threat from citrus greening disease, learn how Florida's citrus industry is deploying defenses to survive, from innovative microbial solutions to antibiotics for trees and beyond.
Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February remained at 5.0 percent, the same compared with February 2016, according to a Florida Department of Economic Opportunity employment report released Friday. Marion County's improved ...
Florida lost thousands of jobs and the unemployment rate remained unchanged during the month of February, according to a new report from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The report, released Friday, found the state lost 5,000 jobs during ...
Chain currently operates 1,146 stores; Company purchased Lakeland Florida citrus Mutual location in Nov. 20,000 Publix associates added over the last 12 months.
"Lots of citrus is transitioning to other agriculture including blueberries because it is using the infrastructure, primarily irrigation," Saunders said.
As citrus growers across Florida continue to suffer from citrus greening which is hurting the viability of the crop, advocates are hailing industrial hemp as a miracle crop which could help ease the losses which the citrus sector is suffering. Some ...
MIAMI - The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday night. for a 23-year-old Citrus County man who fell off the Carnival Victory cruise ship 33 miles northwest of Pinar Del Rio, Cuba.
A group of fifth graders from Citrus Elementary school huddle around Dr. Julien Zaragoza, a teacher with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center in Key Biscayne.
Internationally acclaimed University of Florida citrus expert, Mongi Zekri, will cover old and new citrus varieties, planting, fertilizing and management of citrus greening and other pests.
The Coast Guard search for a Citrus County man who fell from a cruise ship northwest of Cuba continuted overnight Wednesday, the agency said.
Under the plan, universities could see how Florida's climate affects the plant, and what market there is for the byproducts.
A devastating citrus disease has reached the Florida panhandle, and UF researchers are working to fight it. Carrie Harmon, the director of UF's Plant Diagnostic Center, said citrus greening, a deadly disease caused by bacteria spread by the Asian ...
Today, he is one of the last citrus growers and producers in the small community. In fact, he's one of the last independent holdouts of the Florida citrus boom. Tillett was born in 1931 in the two-story house that still stands on the property at the ...
Today, he is one of the last citrus growers and producers in the small community. In fact, he's one of the last independent holdouts of the Florida citrus boom. Tillett was born in 1931 in the two-story house that still stands on the property at the ...
Florida citrus deals were slowing down in mid-March. Spring citrus consists mostly of grapefruit, tangerines and valencia oranges.
Editor's note: This is the third article in a four-part series aimed at defining the various aspects of Economic Development, which is receiving a great amount of attention in Florida and Citrus County. At the request of the Economic Development ...
This past fall, Florida's citrus industry learned that it would lose the Mid-Florida citrus Foundation's A.H.
BARTOW - A revised forecast of the 2016-17 Florida citrus season shows U.S. orange juice consumers should see a smaller rise in retail prices for their favorite breakfast beverage.
BARTOW - Both Brazil and Florida, the world's top two orange juice producers, have battled the fatal bacterial disease citrus greening for more than a decade.
LAKELAND - Two longtime Florida citrus veterans with Polk County ties on Friday received one of their industry's highest honors - induction into the Florida citrus Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, ...
As a kid growing up in Florida, I remember almost everyone grew citrus in the front or backyards. Traipsing through the neighborhoods, as kids do, we were never without a juicy, healthy snack.
Winter's revenge shows no signs of releasing its grip on the Eastern United States as widespread, bitter cold will follow the early week major nor'easter.
Judge Sue Robbins, left, asks a question about a case with Judicial Assistant Diane Devine in her chambers at the Marion County Judicial Center.
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will hold career fairs March 21 and 23 in Marion and Citrus counties. Both fairs will take place 9 a.m.
Federal agricultural officials said Thursday that the expected crop for oranges this season dropped in the past month by 3 million boxes to 67 million boxes.
Victory is difficult to see for Florida citrus growers in a so-far eight-year war of attrition with the Asian citrus psyllid that brought the devastating greening disease to groves across the Sunshine State.


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