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Florida’s citrus acreage continues to shrink

- Analysis

Is citrus a vanishing industry in Florida? Recent figures released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service …

Strong promotable volumes for Sweet Valley Citrus

- General News
"Favorable late Spring weather and more groves reaching maturity have contributed to a heavy set of great-looking fruit as we approach the 2022 Satsuma season," explained Kim Jones, owner of Florida Georgia Citrus and current president of Cold Hardy Citrus Association.

Summer Citrus from South Africa launches consumer summer sweepstakes

- General News
In its 23rd consecutive citrus season, Summer Citrus from South Africa (SCSA) launches its 2022 consumer summer promotion, “The Sweet Escape Sweepstakes,” offering shoppers an opportunity to win one of two $500 Visa gift cards to curate their own getaway this summer.

Frost nips Chilean citrus forecast, down 27 percent from 2021

- General News
Chilean clementines will have the greatest variation, with a 49% decrease from 68,671 tons to 34,800 tons

Greenyard USA/SealdSweet unveils new label with recyclable packaging

- General News
This new film and net are both made out of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), a type of plastic that can be recycled through store drop-off bins, and can can be found in stores during the months of July through November in 3lb and 2lb format

USDA proposed changes to Florida Citrus Marketing Order

- General News
As recommended by the Florida Citrus Administrative Committee, changes would include reducing the size and quorum requirements of the committee and revising the nomination and selection processes of committee members.

Sunkist machine uses AI to sort citrus

- General News
Sunkist has brought online a new machine that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to sort 12 pieces of citrus fruit per second per lane. 

South Africa citrus starts 2022 season

- General News
Cape Town South Africa - Summer Citrus from South Africa (SCSA) announces the start of its 2022 season with the arrival of its first conventional vessel to the U.S. this week.

Legislators push HLB remedy

- Analysis
Citrus growers may have a new tool to combat the dreaded huanglongbing (HLB) virus, a disease known in Florida as citrus greening.

Peruvian citrus exports could reach 300,000 tons

- International
The 2021 Peruvian citrus campaign closed with 266,000 tons exported. This year that figure will reach 300,000 tons, reflecting a 8-10 percent growth, said Sergio Del Castillo, general manager of Procitrus.