China Closes Doors to California Citrus

Sabrina Citrus, General

California’s citrus industry is figuring out its next move as its second-largest export market bans all shipments from our state. Sabrina Hill reports.
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As of late last week, China is no longer accepting citrus shipments from California – due to the finding of the citrus disease brown rot in several shipments. So far this season, California has shipped about 5-million cartons of citrus to China.. and about 600 were found to contain fruit with the disease. That’s about point-zero-one percent of the shipment. China is still accepting shipments from Florida, Arizona and Texas.