Mark Hudson, USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service, Washington D.C. issued the April, 2017 citrus crop forecast.
The California Valencia orange forecast is 8.00 million boxes (320,000 tons), up 3 percent from the previous forecast but down 29 percent from last season’s revised final utilization. The California Navel orange forecast is 43.0 million boxes (1.72 million tons), down 2 percent from the previous forecast and down 9 percent from last season’s revised final utilization.
The May citrus crop forecast will be Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at approximately 9 a.m.. You will be able to hear the forecast here on AgNet West.
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