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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.

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.

Another Dire Forecast for Florida Oranges And Grapefruit as Citrus Greening Raids On

| November 11, 2015

The industry has been trying to fend off a decrease in agricultural land because of development while also confronting massive losses from the spread of citrus greening.

Signature Crop Loses Its Juice as Florida’s Orange Production Falls to New Low

| July 10, 2015

Florida orange production for the 2014-15 season fell to 96.7 million boxes, a drop of 4 percent from last year, and a vastly worse total than projected last October.

Can This Guy Help Save Florida Oranges? State Unveils $1 Million Captain Citrus

| September 17, 2014

The muscled-up Captain Citrus, intended to help boost Florida citrus sales while fighting evil, has undergone a $1 million head-to-toe makeover with the help of comic-book giant Marvel Entertainment. He was unveiled Tuesday by the Department of Citrus at a comic-book store in Tampa.

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