HCCGA Citrus Fun Shoot Set for December

Josh McGillEvents

The Highlands County Citrus Growers Association (HCCGA) is planning for its annual Citrus Sporting Clays Fun Shoot, scheduled for Dec. 9 at the OK Corral Gun Club. The facility is a world-class shooting destination just east of Okeechobee, Florida. “This will be our 26th annual event and our first year at the OK Corral Gun Club. The fun shoot always provides a …


CRAFT Application Period Opening Soon

Daniel CooperIndustry News Release

The Citrus Research and Field Trial Foundation Inc. (CRAFT Foundation) board of directors, technical working group (TWG), staff and a legion of volunteers have been working at top speed throughout the summer finalizing the formation, organization and funding of the CRAFT program. The first priority for the CRAFT Foundation staff and board of directors has been securing all available funding …


CRAFT Program Update

Daniel CooperIndustry News Release, Research

The Citrus Research and Field Trial (CRAFT) Foundation Board held its initial meeting on July 31 at Florida Citrus Mutual (FCM) headquarters in Bartow. FCM President Tom Mitchell as well as FCM board members Glenn Beck and Mark Wheeler serve on the CRAFT board along with Harold Browning, Premier Citrus; John Updike Jr., Florida citrus grower; Phillip Rucks, Phillip Rucks …

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Citrus Growers Meet in Florida’s Heartland

Daniel CooperCitrus

Several hundred Highlands County Citrus Growers Association (HCCGA) members and area community leaders turned out for the association’s 29th annual meeting on March 21 in Sebring, Florida. Florida Department of Citrus Executive Director Shannon Shepp briefly updated the group on activities of the department. Rep. Greg Steube (FL-District 17) was the featured speaker. He shared some of his experiences and …


HCCGA Executive Director on Citrus Crop Forecast

Daniel CooperCitrus, Crop Forecast

When the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its crop forecast on Thursday, some were a bit surprised at the all-orange total for Florida coming in at 54 million boxes. A large portion of this report was put together before Hurricane Irma hit the state. AgNet Media’s Josh McGill talked with Ray Royce, executive director of the Highlands County Citrus Growers …