USDA Cuts Citrus Estimate Again

LAKELAND, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its February orange crop forecast for the 2010-2011 season, reducing its earlier estimate by another 2 million boxes. The department is now expecting a harvest of 138 million boxes.

LAKELAND, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its February orange crop forecast for the 2010-2011 season, reducing its earlier estimate by another 2 million boxes. The department is now expecting a harvest of 138 million boxes.

"We continue to see the effects of the freeze events that hit Florida citrus in December as well as smaller fruit sizes," Michael W. Sparks, executive vice president and chief executive officer of Florida Citrus Mutual. "The reports I'

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