Orange output to riseThis article was originally published in Foodnews
ORANGE production output in Brazil may rise next year after three consecutive annual falls have pushed production to the lowest in almost a decade, according to Louis Dreyfus & Cie SA. "It looks like output in the citrus belt will finally rebound," Henrique Freitas, the company's director of citrus in Brazil, told Bloomberg. "Rain and sunlight have been well-timed to the good development of fruits." Yields declined because of above-average rain and citrus greening, a bacterial disease that kills orange trees. Output dropped 24% in the period to 271.1 million boxes this year, the lowest since 2001.