Florida Citrus trucks

Trucks filled with oranges unload at U.S. Sugar’s Southern Gardens Citrus plant, north of Clewiston. / Florida Food & Farm file photo

By Tom Karst
The Packer

“Showing a 75% increase from last year’s Hurricane Irma-damaged crop, Florida’s 2018-19 citrus production is forecast at 86.9 million boxes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“Output is still far below Florida’s peak output of 244 million boxes during the 1997-98 season.

“Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam said the big uptick in production is welcome.”

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