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That year also saw the establishment of the University of Florida's Citrus Research and education Center, or CREC, whose home in Polk County was established through donations from local growers. On Wednesday, state agriculture officials and members of the citrus industry gathered at CREC's ...

"Wind damage occurred throughout the region with the heaviest wind damage to the eastern half of Charlotte, DeSoto, and Hardee counties," says Steve Smith, Executive Director, of the peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association. "Downed trees with heavy fruit loss occurred in those groves closest to ...
Kim and Angela Jones are the owners and every day operators of Jefferson County's newest business and facility, 'Florida Georgia Citrus,' located at 5314 ... The Citrus factory opened in 2016 and operates a variety of production stations within its walls; there's sorting and packing, boxing and bagging, ...
Winter Haven - The time for talking has passed, and the time for action has arrived. Florida citrus officials this week have mounted a furious lobbying campaign to be included in the latest federal disaster-relief legislation scheduled to be voted on this month. "We've had many promises and commitments, ...
WASHINGTON -- A top U.S. agriculture official told a congressional panel Wednesday his agency is willing to explore ways of improving crop insurance options for Florida's battered citrus industry but that may be of little comfort to growers mulling whether to stay in business following Hurricane Irma's ...

Hurricane Irma roared across the gulf coast of Florida as citrus trees sat with full, nearly ripe fruit. Millions of pounds blew to the ground and groves saw trees snapped and broken from the wind. Growers say they felt as if they were just on the verge of overcoming citrus greening when the storm hit. Watch the ...
Minimum size requirements for Florida grapefruit and oranges would be relaxed, said the Citrus Administrative Committee, which operates ...
The University of Florida's Institute of Food and agriculture sciences Citrus Research and education Center, Lake Alfred, Fla., is celebrating its ...
Florida's citrus crop is being counted as a major casualty of September's Hurricane Irma, with some predicting the harvest could drop to levels ...
Florida's grapefruit crop, the agency said, will be 4.65 million boxes, or 40% less than last year. Both numbers are lower than the first forecast the USDA released Oct. 12, and Florida's citrus industry expects actual harvest numbers to be even lower. The news isn't all bad for the fresh market. Doug Feek ...
Ross, a Lakeland Republican, urged members of the Florida congressional delegation to oppose the new proposal without relief for citrus ...
No citrus aid in latest disaster relief request from White House ... WASHINGTON -- Florida's decimated citrus industry was left out of the Trump ...
Florida citrus production peaked in 1997-98, when 304.45 million boxes of oranges, grapefruits and other citrus were produced. By 2016-17 ...
Tom Rooney, who has led the charge for relief for Florida's citrus growers, is ticked off that the latest White House disaster aid request to ...
After an early November announcement of $21 million for citrus in the governor's proposed 2018-19 budget, the amount is now up to more than ...
The test grove contains about five different varieties of citrus trees planted in ... Citrus production in Florida has dropped 59 percent since the ...

When USDA's initial 2017-2018 Florida all-orange crop estimate was released last month at 54 million boxes, there were audible gasps heard ...
Florida's struggling and storm-battered citrus industry took another hit Thursday as the orange crop forecast for the current growing season was ...
The Sunshine State is the No. 2 producer of oranges in the world after Brazil. Citrus grown in Florida primarily ends up in juice form on kitchen ...
Oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and limes. Most people think of these as signature plants of Florida, but scientists have traced their origins back ...
Editorial: Give citrus industry hurricane relief .... In light of the citrus industry's continued importance to Florida's economy, despite the struggles, ...
Nursery challenges pot license 'preference' for citrus industry ... that the preference for the citrus industry violates the Florida Constitution.
Florida fruit and veggie prices: Up, up and away for holidays .... Q: The Florida citrus industry was particularly hard hit after forecasts of a better ...
A Florida nursery is suing the state over its preference in granting medical marijuana licenses to companies with underused or shuttered citrus ...
Hurricane Irma dealt Florida's's orange crop a devastating blow, destroying nearly all of some growers' groves in Southwest Florida and ...
The Florida citrus Commission on Wednesday approved an adjusted $17.8 million budget that takes into account an increase in imports that ...
Benny McLean peels an orange at one of his citrus groves in Clermont on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel).
This was supposed to be the year Florida's citrus industry rebounded. After a decade of fighting a losing battle against a tree-killing disease and ...
The Sunshine State is the No. 2 producer of oranges in the world after Brazil. Citrus grown in Florida primarily ends up in juice form on kitchen ...
More than 420,000 acres of citrus production were affected by the storm, according to a report by the Florida Department of agriculture and ...
About two weeks after Hurricane Irma ripped through Southwest Florida, several citrus growers took The Packer through groves that were ...
"The path of this storm could not have been any worse for Florida agriculture and Florida citrus specifically," Adam Putnam, Florida's agriculture ...
A month ago beleaguered Florida citrus growers received a dose of something that had been running in short supply for a long time ...
More than half of all Florida citrus crops, particularly oranges, were damaged by Hurricane Irma earlier this month. agriculture groups are trying ...
Hurricane Irma plundered Florida's orange belt, leaving a trail of uprooted ... of Citrus, describing the damage to Florida's orange juice industry.
TALLAHASSEE -- A long wait may be ahead for broad federal relief for Florida's beleaguered citrus industry, "decimated" last week by a lethal ...
Florida agriculture took a beating in September from Hurricane Irma, which caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses across the citrus, sugar, cattle and dairy industries. Yet despite a personal plea from Gov. Rick Scott, the Trump administration again excluded money for Florida growers from its latest ...
Florida is seeking at least $2.5 billion, $760 million of which accounts for estimated losses to the citrus industry during Hurricane Irma.
LAKELAND -- That $36 billion hurricane-relief package passed in Congress on Tuesday left out one key item: a break for the struggling citrus ...
TALLAHASSEE -- Oranges imported to Florida -- primarily from Brazil and Mexico -- are projected to surpass what is grown in the ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expected Thursday to provide its first forecast on Florida citrus production for the 2017-2018 season.
Since Hurricane Irma, an estimated 50-70% of the citrus crop is a complete loss in the state of Florida. This makes for a harsh economic impact ...
"The path of this storm could not have been any worse for Florida agriculture and Florida citrus specifically," Adam Putnam, Florida's agriculture ...
More than half of all Florida citrus crops, particularly oranges, were damaged by Hurricane Irma earlier this month. agriculture groups are trying ...
Hurricane Irma plundered Florida's orange belt, leaving a trail of uprooted ... of Citrus, describing the damage to Florida's orange juice industry.
Citrus grower-shippers in Florida continue to evaluate their losses in the wake of Hurricane Irma. There will be fruit available for the market, ...
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.


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