Alico Announces New Contract With Tropicana

Daniel CooperIndustry News Release

Alico, Inc. announced that it entered into a new three-year agreement with its largest customer, Tropicana Brands Group (Tropicana), to supply citrus fruit. The agreement is effective June 5, 2024, through July 31, 2027. This supply agreement succeeds existing agreements that are set to expire at the end of July 2024. This agreement effectively sells the citrus fruit grown on …

Tropicana to Cease Processing at Fort Pierce Plant

Josh McGillOrange Juice

Tropicana Products Inc. advised the state of Florida in a July 15 letter that it will shut down its Fort Pierce processing plant on or about Sept. 13. The notification came in a letter from Tropicana human resources representative Jennifer Kane to the State Rapid Response Program. The program works to prevent or minimize the impacts of layoffs on workers, …

UF/IFAS, Tropicana Test Promising New Citrus Varieties for Greening Tolerance

Daniel CooperCitrus Greening, Industry News Release, Research

Grafted orange trees showcased at the 100th anniversary of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) may give the state’s citrus growers new reason to hope the industry can cope with the citrus greening crisis, UF/IFAS researchers say. University of Florida scientists and Tropicana are teaming up to test promising new UF/IFAS-bred …