USDA Citrus Crop Forecast

The first USDA citrus crop forecast for the 2023-24 season is scheduled to be released at 12:00 noon Eastern Time/9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on June 12, 2024. You will be able to tune in and hear the numbers as they are given by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Click on the player below to hear the initial 2023-24 citrus crop forecast.

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Please click on the player above for the internet audio stream that will bring you the live forecast on June 12, 2024. The audio stream on this website will begin before 12 noon Eastern Time/9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

ATTENTION LISTENERS: Please be aware this LIVE AUDIO CONFERENCE is sometimes a few moments late to start, and there is no background music in preview. So when you tune in at the scheduled time, please be patient as the conference call will be silent until USDA officials join the line to release the crop update.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Agricultural Statistics Service describes the basics for creating a citrus crop forecast:

“The four basic parameters used in the forecast are number of bearing trees, number of fruit per tree, fruit size and fruit loss from droppage. The first two of these parameters have the greatest influence on the forecast.

“The general model incorporates the estimated total fruit (bearing trees times average fruit per tree), divided by the number of fruit projected to make a standard box at harvest (using the fruit size survey), reduced for droppage (the fraction of fruit counted at survey time, but lost to droppage before it was harvested). We have different surveys to collect the data.

“The sample design stratifies that state’s citrus belt into five nearly homogenous areas, and the bearing trees into five age groups. Sample groves for surveying are selected from the citrus tree inventory using probability sampling procedures. Regressions based upon the indicators and actual production from previous seasons are used to make projections based upon current conditions.”

Previous Forecasts

May 2024: Florida Citrus Crop Reduced

April 2024: April Citrus Forecast: Florida Down, Other States Up

March 2024: Citrus Crop Forecast Has Changes

February 2024: Citrus Crop Forecast Has One Change

January 2024: Changes to U.S. Citrus Forecast

December 2023: Improvements to Florida Citrus Forecast

October 2023: Optimistic First Forecast for Florida Citrus

July 2023: Final U.S. Citrus Forecast Has Several Changes

June 2023: Florida Citrus Forecast Sees Small Changes

May 2023: Adjustments to the Florida Citrus Crop Forecast

April 2023: Changes to U.S. Citrus Crop Forecast

March 2023: Florida Forecast Sees Small Gains

February 2023: Florida Orange Forecast Continues to Fall

January 2023: Florida Citrus Forecast Falls Further

December 2022: Florida Citrus Forecast Plummets

October 2022: Low Citrus Crop Forecast for Florida Will Get Lower

July 2022: Final U.S. Citrus Forecast Has Several Changes

June 2022: Florida Citrus June Forecast Mixed

May 2022: Surprising Change in Florida Orange Forecast

April 2022: April Citrus Forecast: Florida Down, California Up

March 2022: Further Cuts to Florida Citrus Forecast

February 2022: Florida Orange Forecast Falls Again

January 2022: Florida Citrus Forecast Drops Again

December 2021: Ups and Downs in Florida Citrus Forecast

October 2021: Historic Low for U.S. Citrus Crop Forecast

July 2021: Final U.S. Citrus Crop Forecast Sees Changes

June 2021: More Changes to Florida Citrus Crop Forecast

May 2021: Citrus Crop Forecast Has Small Changes

April 2021: U.S. Citrus Crop Forecast Takes a Tumble

March 2021: Changes to U.S. Orange Crop Forecast

February 2021: Florida Citrus Forecast for February Sees Some Changes

January 2021: States See Changes in U.S. Citrus Forecast

December 2020: Florida Orange, Grapefruit Forecast Trimmed

October 2020: Forecast for Florida Citrus Is Low

June 2020: Citrus Forecast Sees Florida Oranges Fall

May 2020: Florida Citrus Crop Forecast Numbers Fall

April 2020: Florida Sees Dips in Orange and Grapefruit Forecasts

March 2020: March Citrus Crop Forecast Sees Slight Decreases

February 2020: Florida Citrus Forecast: Grapefruit Up, Oranges Down

January 2020: Florida Grapefruit Production Up

December 2019: December Florida Citrus Crop Forecast

October 2019: First Citrus Crop Forecast of the Season

July 2019: Orange Production Up Slightly From June Forecast

June 2019: Florida Citrus Production Continues Downward Trend

May 2019: May Florida Citrus Forecast Sees Some Changes

April 2019: Some Declines in April’s Florida Citrus Forecast

March 2019: Florida Citrus Forecast: Oranges Steady; Other Crops Down

February 2019: Grapefruit, Tangerines and Tangelos See Small Changes in Crop Forecast

December 2018: December Citrus Crop Forecast Unchanged

November 2018: Decline in Florida Citrus Forecast Figures

October 2018: Florida Citrus Crop Forecast Is Good News for Growers

July 2018: Final Citrus Forecast of the 2017-18 Season

June 2018: Florida Citrus Forecast: Grapefruit Down Slightly

May 2018: Florida Citrus Forecast Sees Slight Decreases

April 2018: Florida Citrus Forecast: Oranges Hold Steady, Grapefruit Tumbles

March 2018: Florida Specialty Citrus Up; California Valencias Down

February 2018: Florida Orange Crop Forecast Falls Again

January 2018: January Citrus Crop Forecast Is Stable

December 2017: Citrus Crop Forecast: Oranges Down, Grapefruit Holds Steady

November 2017: Citrus Crop Forecast: Numbers Decline for Florida in All Categories

October 2017: Citrus Crop Forecast: Florida All Oranges at 54 Million Boxes

July 2017: Final U.S. Citrus Crop Forecast Down 17 Percent from Last Season

June 2017: June Citrus Forecast: Oranges Up; Tangerines Down

May 2017: Citrus Crop Forecast Has Small Changes

April 2017: Crop Forecast Sees Changes for Grapefruit, Tangerines and Mandarins

March 2017: Orange Forecast Drops for Florida and California

February 2017: Non-Valencia Oranges Cut to 35.0 Million Boxes

January 2017: Small Changes in USDA Citrus Crop Forecast

December 2016: USDA Citrus Crop Forecast Has Little Changes

November 2016: Increase in Florida Non-Valencia Oranges

October 2016: First Florida Citrus Crop Forecast of the Season Shows Declines

July 2016: Citrus Forecast Has Valencia Oranges Up Slightly

June 2016: Citrus Crop Forecast Has Slight Increases

March 2016: Citrus Crop Forecast Increases

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