Source: The Packer


An increase in harvesting of late-season valencia oranges prompted crop statisticians to bump up the season's orange forecast. As Florida citrus growers finish their season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Statistics Board increased the state's 2009-10 orange production 2 million boxes from 131.6 million boxes to 133.6 million boxes.
 
The June 10 report showed valencia oranges increasing from 63 million equivalent cartons to 65 million cartons.


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