Mark Hudson of the U.S. Department of Agriculture delivered the November citrus crop forecast.
For Florida, non-Valencia and Valencia oranges dropped 2 million boxes each, putting the all-orange forecast at 50 million boxes. This represents a 7 percent decline from the initial crop forecast in October.
Florida all-grapefruit came in at 4.65 million boxes, down from 4.9 million boxes last month. White grapefruit is estimated at 850 thousand boxes, while red grapefruit is at 3.8 million boxes, for a total decline of 5 percent.
Tangerines and tangelos also declined 5 percent and now stand at 950 thousand boxes.
Florida citrus crop forecast:
All states citrus crop forecast:
The December citrus crop forecast is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at approximately 12 noon EST.
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