USDA: Citrus Crops Recovering

U.S. growers will harvest 12.5 million tons of citrus fruit during the 2007-2008 season, according to recent projections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If those estimates come to fruition, it will represent a 22% spike from this past year's harvest, and a significant recovery for an industry that was devastated earlier this year by a harsh freeze in California. California is expected

WASHINGTON — U.S. growers will harvest 12.5 million tons of citrus fruit during the 2007-2008 season, according to recent projections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If those estimates come to fruition, it will represent a 22% spike from this past year's harvest, and a significant recovery for an industry that was devastated earlier this year by a harsh freeze in California.

California is expected to produce 2.2 million tons of oranges this season — 29% more than last

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