Florida Growers Report Early-Season Obstacles

Josh McGill Production

By Frank Giles The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported a drop in estimated Florida orange production in its December crop update. That estimate lowered production by 1 million boxes from the initial forecast of 47 million boxes reported in October. In advance of USDA’s January estimate, Florida citrus growers discussed how their crops are progressing. Here’s what they had …

More Funding Needed to Address HLB Crisis

Daniel Cooper Citrus Greening, Farm Bill

During the farm bill listening session hosted by the House Agriculture Committee on June 24 in Gainesville, funding to help fight HLB was a topic of discussion. Larry Black, a fifth-generation citrus grower and general manager of Peace River Packing Company in Polk County, had these comments for the committee.   Sponsored ContentBRAZILIAN RESEARCH RESULTS IN A UNIQUE PRODUCT FOR …