USDA forecasts 20.5 million boxes of Florida oranges for coming growing season

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has forecasted an increase in citrus production for the 2023-24 season in Florida, following one of the worst yields in more than a century. The USDA estimates that Florida will produce 20.5 million boxes of oranges, 1.9 million boxes of grapefruit, and 500,000 boxes of tangerines, indicating a nearly 25 percent increase in productivity compared to the year prior. Legislation known as the “Block Grant Assistance Act” passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in June aims to provide disaster relief funding to Florida citrus growers affected by natural calamities like hurricanes, potentially bringing

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