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The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced proposed amendments to the Florida citrus marketing order.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…

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We know that citrus juice is good for you, but until recently there’s been little clinical data on the effects of grapefruit juice consumption on vascular function…

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Florida citrus leader Al Finch, 55, died June 21. Finch, president of Florida Classic Growers Inc. in Dundee, Fla., had more than 20 years of experience in the citrus industry.

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The USDA is taking additional steps to protect California citrus against citrus greening. Effective immediately, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture said it is expanding the areas quarantined for Huanglongbing (HLB; citrus greening), caused by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, in California. APHIS is adding portions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties in California to the quarantined areas.

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If you read the label carefully on Florida’s Natural Orange Juice you’ll discover some startling facts. There’s not enough juice in the state, so all cartons contain a blend from both Florida and Mexican oranges. Added to that, the harvest is 70 percent lower than 10 years ago. KNX In Depth got more from Matt Joyner, Executive Vice President and CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual, that represents nearly 2-thousand-500 growers.

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An insect is putting trees at Greens Citrus Groves at risk. Frank Green, owner of Greens Citrus Groves has walked this orange grove more times than he could possibly count.

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Orange juice used to be a treat you had to squeeze out yourself. More than a century ago, an overproduction of oranges helped create the morning staple we know and love.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF/IFAS received $8.8 million to conduct new research that will provide farmers with new and improved recommendations for fertilization of key Florida crops. The funding, approved by the Florida Legislature, will be administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.