Crop Production: Orange Production Down

February 8, 2018 12:38 PM
 
According to the latest USDA Crop Production report, orange production is down 1% from the January forecast.

By United States Department of Agriculture

Orange Production Down 1 Percent from January Forecast

The United States all orange forecast for the 2017-2018 season is 3.94 million tons, down 1 percent from last month and down 24 percent from the 2016-2017 final utilization. The Florida all orange forecast, at 45.0 million boxes (2.03 million tons), is down 2 percent from last month and down 35 percent from last season’s final utilization. Early, midseason, and Navel varieties in Florida are forecast at 19.0 million boxes (855,000 tons), unchanged from last month but down 42 percent from last season’s final utilization. The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at 26.0 million boxes (1.17 million tons), is down 4 percent from last month and down 27 percent from last season’s final utilization. California and Texas orange production forecasts were carried forward from the previous month.

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