No change to USDA orange forecastThis article was originally published in Foodnews
THE USDA has left its Florida orange forecast for the 2009-10 season unchanged at 131.6 million boxes. "It has been a good season for Florida citrus growers," said Michael Sparks, chief executive of the growers organisation, of Florida Citrus Mutual. The all variety FCOJ yield was reduced to 1.55 gallons per box from 1.56 gallons/box. The Valencia yield decreased to 1.63 gallons/box from 1.65 gallons.