NEWS WATCH

FLA. ORANGE ESTIMATES DECREASE BY 17%Agriculture here expects Florida's orange crop to produce 158 million boxes during the 2005-06 season, down nearly 17% from its Oct. 12 estimate. "This decrease is largely due to smaller-than-expected fruit size," said Andy LaVigne, executive vice president and chief executive officer of Florida Citrus Mutual, in a statement. The forecast for early and midseason

FLA. ORANGE ESTIMATES DECREASE BY 17%

Agriculture here expects Florida's orange crop to produce 158 million boxes during the 2005-06 season, down nearly 17% from its Oct. 12 estimate. "This decrease is largely due to smaller-than-expected fruit size," said Andy LaVigne, executive vice president and chief executive officer of Florida Citrus Mutual, in a statement. The forecast for early and midseason varieties, which include 3.5 million boxes of navel oranges, remains unchanged at

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