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Letter to the Editor on ‘Florida strawberries’ secret problem’

- Analysis
I’m writing to express my dissatisfaction with the article, Florida Strawberries’ Secret Problem, that was published online September 21st.

Florida strawberries’ secret problem

- Analysis
Florida strawberry growers' complaints about Mexican competition may be partly their own fault.

FFVA gives hurricane damage update

- General News
“Hurricane Idalia brought heavy rain, high winds and a dangerous storm surge to the Big Bend region of Florida," said Christina Morton, director of communications for the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association on Sept. 1.

Growers amend federal marketing order for Florida citrus

- General News
USDA today announced Florida citrus producers voted to amend the federal marketing order regulating the handling of oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and pummelos grown in Florida.

Challenges to Florida’s immigration bill

- Analysis
Several organizations have announced that they will file a federal suit against Florida’s Senate Bill 1718, which was signed by the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, on May 13, and went into effect on July 1 (with certain measures to apply as of July 1, 2024).

Why we can’t find grapefruit juice

- Analysis
The July crop report from USDA explains why, indicating that the state is forecast to produce 1.81 million boxes of grapefruit in the 2022-23 season, down from 3.33 million boxes in 2021-22, and 4.1 million boxes in 2020-21.

Seasons Farm Fresh starts Florida mangos

- General News
Florida mangos offer multiple benefits for regional East Coast and Southern retailers this coming summer.

Domestic citrus production drops 80 percent since 2000

- Featured
The well-recognized Florida citrus license plate may need a redesign -- soon -- as production has declined nearly 90 percent in the state since 2005.

New Congressional measure to protect Florida citrus acreage

- General News
Florida representatives in both houses of Congress have introduced a bipartisan measure that would amend the federal Conservation Reserve Program to include the state’s citrus acreage, which has suffered from a number of blows from weather, disease, and urbanization in recent years.

USDA exempts pummelos from Florida citrus marketing order

- General News
USDA today announced a change to the Florida citrus marketing order. As recommended by the Citrus Administrative Committee, pummelos are now exempt from handling and reporting requirements under the marketing order.