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After Worst Harvest in 8 Decades, Florida Citrus Industry Is Losing Its Iconic Status

| May 14, 2018

Florida’s overall citrus production for the current season to 49.65 million boxes, the lowest cumulative mark since the 1937-38 season, when 40.87 million boxes were filled.

Cattle, Citrus, Nurseries: Florida Agriculture Faces $2.5 Billion Hit From Hurricane Irma

| October 5, 2017

Citrus growers, already struggling, see losses to crops and trees approaching $761 million, followed by the nursery industry at almost $624 million.

End of Citrus as We Squeezed It: Florida Harvest Is Lowest in Decades

| July 13, 2017

Florida’s struggling citrus industry shows the orange crop falling 16 percent from the previous season — which, itself, had been at a five-decades low.

In Florida, Citrus Nears Oblivion as Disease and Development Squeeze it to Economy’s Margins

| September 13, 2016

The citrus industry lost 4 percent of its grove land, 21,275 acres, over the past year. Citrus greening disease, which is deadly to the crop, has infected nearly all of Florida’s commercial citrus groves.

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