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  1. Top Ag News
    COVID-19 Impacting Food Purchasing Dynamics, as Ag Labor Concerns Persist

    Wall Street Journal writer Kirk Maltais reported this week that, “Consumers’ rush to buy groceries is fueling a rally in orange-juice prices, making the […]

    April 3, 2020
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    Citrus Group Reports Disastrous Impacts from Trade War

    California Citrus Mutual President Casey Creamer held meetings last week with top trade officials within the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the […]

    February 21, 2020
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    Citrus Disease Continues its Spread Across Southern California

    The fatal citrus disease responsible for Florida’s significant production declines continues its spread across southern California as nearly 1,700 trees have been […]

    November 26, 2019
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    California Citrus Industry Opens New BSL3 Lab

    A critical piece in California’s fight against the deadly citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) will soon begin research under tightly controlled biosafety conditions […]

    September 30, 2019
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    Barbre Examines How Crop Insurance Can Help Specialty Growers

    Language in the 2018 Farm Bill provides continued support for the federal crop insurance program and also provides guidance to USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) to engage with specialty crop producers to design policies more suited for their unique seasons and challenges.

    May 29, 2019
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    Citrus Farms Prepare for HLB’s Arrival

    California citrus growers are being advised of actions the state will take when huanglongbing (HLB) is confirmed in commercial groves.

    May 7, 2019
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    U.S. Citrus Production Set to Rebound in 2018/19

    U.S. citrus production in the 2018/19 marketing year (October–September) is rebounding from previous-year lows. The current citrus crop forecast of 8.02 million tons for 2018/19 is up 31 percent from the previous season, reflecting expected expanded national production across all major citrus commodities.

    April 16, 2019
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    Future of U.S. Citrus May Hinge on Consumer Acceptance of Genetically Modified Food

    The battle to save the citrus industry is pitting crop producers and a team of agriculture researchers against a formidable brown bug, the Asian citrus psyllid, which spreads the disease.

    February 15, 2019
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    Valley Freeze May Have Aided Citrus Quality

    California citrus farmers may have been more helped than harmed by a short-lived freeze that recently struck orchards in two of the state’s growing regions.

    January 3, 2019
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    Orange Imports Increase as Domestic Juice Supply Remains Squeezed

    Domestic orange production has been declining steadily over the last two decades, with citrus greening disease being the leading cause of decreased acres and productivity.

    November 14, 2018