With the California January citrus crop forecast numbers carried over, there were no changes in the February forecast for California. The only changes made in today’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) citrus crop forecast were in Florida. Red grapefruit decreased 3 percent, going from 8.5 million boxes to 8.2 million boxes. The projection for honey tangerines increased from 600,000 boxes to 700,000 boxes, bringing the overall Florida tangerine total to 1.5 million boxes.
The next USDA citrus crop forecast is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. You can hear the release live on AgNetWest.com.