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4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
The rainy, foggy days, brought on by El Nino weather patterns, have caused the spread of a fungal disease which is causing Florida's oranges to drop from the trees prematurely. The fungal disease, PFD, or post bloom fruit drop is affecting all types of orange trees statewide. Read more on the disease from this Fresh Plaza article.

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4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $22 million in grants to help citrus growers fight huanglongbing, also known as HLB and citrus greening. Read more on the funding from this Packer article.

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4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Favorable growing conditions this winter and spring should result in some good-quality produce coming out of California's Kern County over the next several months. Read more on volumes for different products from this Packer article.

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4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
As much as 90% of Florida's citrus acres are infected with the citrus greening disease. According to a report from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, citrus greening, also known as HLB and huanglongbing, has also infected 80% of Florida's citrus trees. Read more on the impact of greening from this Packer story.

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4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
For the second consecutive month, the USDA raised its estimate of the 2015-2016 Florida orange crop predicting growers will produce 76 million boxes, a 7 percent increase. Read more on the increase from this Fresh Plaza article.

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4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
If Texans suddenly began consuming recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, there wouldn't be enough produce to go around. That's the conclusion of a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert who said the state has started looking into how to close that potential gap. Read more on closing the gap from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
Winter citrus sales are up over last season. Dollar sales December through February were 8% higher than in the same period last season. Read more on winter sales from this Packer article.

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3/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Call it what you like - citrus greening disease or the California-preferred vernacular "Huanglongbing" (HLB for short) - it's an insidious disease that kills citrus trees while it robs them of production and fruit quality acceptable for fresh markets and processing. Read more on the fight against the pest from this Western Farm Press article.

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3/17/2016 12:00:00 AM
Fresh produce is the top factor shoppers consider when choosing a grocery store and fresh produce is a powerful driver of fresh sales, according to the latest United Fresh Produce Association's FreshFacts. Read more on these findings from this Packer story.

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3/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
California's battle against the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) just received a $2 million shot in the arm from the federal government. Read more on the funding from this Western Farm Press article.

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