Disease Causes Florida Orange Crop to Shrink

Florida’s orange growers keep getting squeezed. After the state’s crop fell to the lowest in almost five decades, production will probably will drop further in the season starting Oct. 1 as a citrus-greening disease continues to wreak havoc for the U.S.’s biggest producer. Shrinking plantings come at a time of diminished consumption. Farmers will probably collect about 90.75 million boxes in the coming year, according to the average...

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