Citrus Production Cost Surveys Scheduled

Daniel Cooper Economics, Production

Ariel Singerman

In an effort to continue to gather accurate production cost data for Florida citrus growers, University of Florida economist Ariel Singerman will be conducting two regional surveys.

This will be the fourth year that Singerman has met with citrus growers to gather current production cost data. This information is important for a multitude of reasons, including citrus grove valuations for ad valorem taxes.

Singerman will be conducting an electronic survey with grapefruit growers in Indian River on May 2 at 8:30 a.m. at the Indian River Citrus League office (U.S. Department of Agriculture building) in Fort Pierce. Download the form for this survey here.

On May 22 at 9:00 a.m., he’ll conduct the survey for orange growers in Southwest Florida. The survey will take place at the Hendry County Extension office in LaBelle. Download the form for this survey here.
To confirm your participation in this survey, contact Mongi Zekri at or Bernadette Rashford at

Singerman needs growers of all sizes to participate in these important surveys. It is highly recommended that growers fill out the forms before the survey. The forms will help growers answer the questions during the surveys.

Source: Gulf Citrus Growers Association