USDA reports decline in Florida’s orange production 

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Florida’s orange production for the 2020-21 season declined more than 20% from the previous year’s yield, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported this week. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that Florida citrus growers produced 52.8 million boxes of oranges, which breaks down to 30.1 million boxes of Valencia oranges and 22.7 million boxes of non-Valencia oranges such as early, midseason, and navel varieties. Florida grapefruit production was 4.10 million boxes with 3.48 million boxes of red varieties and 620,000 boxes of white. The tangerine and tangelo production was 890,000 boxes.

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