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Florida Orange Crop Seen Heading for Longest Slide in a Century


Mother Nature continues to apply relentless pressure on Florida’s citrus growers.

Orange output in the state is poised to drop a fifth straight season, the worst slump in more than a century, a Bloomberg survey showed. Even before Hurricane Matthew threatened to damage groves over the weekend, output was already waning after excess rains early this year and the continued impact of crop disease.

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