Florida Orange, Grapefruit Crops Hold Steady

The Florida orange crop decreased 1.3 percent to 128.9 million boxes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced yesterday in its final 2006-2007 report.

LAKELAND, Fla. — The Florida orange crop decreased 1.3 percent to 128.9 million boxes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced yesterday in its final 2006-2007 report. The USDA attributed the decrease to a smaller Valencia crop of 63.3 million boxes, down from 65 million boxes. Early-mids and Navel oranges were unchanged at 65.6 million boxes, and the state’s grapefruit crop was unchanged at 27.2 million boxes. The final Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice yield remained at 1.65 gallons per

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