Sidebar: USDA Says Domestic Citrus Crop in Good Shape
Supermarket produce buyers have good reason to be optimistic about domestic citrus supplies this winter, according to predictions from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and from sources in Florida and California. Despite droughts, Hurricane Isaac and other factors, including Florida’s continuing fight against citrus crop diseases, government statistics show that citrus has held up well. Earlier this month, the USDA estimated the total Florida citrus crop will be up about 5% ...
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