Mark Hudson, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service in Washington, D.C., delivered the latest citrus crop forecast today. California Valencia oranges increased slightly from 8.5 million boxes in December to 9 million boxes in January. Non-Valencia oranges also increased from 42 million boxes to 44 million boxes.
Grapefruit increased from 4 million boxes to 4.1 million boxes.
Lemons decreased from 21 million boxes to 20 million boxes.
See the USDA’s USDA/NASS Citrus Maturity Test Results and Fruit Size form.
The next USDA citrus crop forecast will be released on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 12 noon Eastern/9 a.m. Pacific time. You will be able to hear the forecast here on this website.
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