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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
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    Are Your Citrus Nursery Assets Covered in Case of Disaster?

    Unfortunately, many of us have been witness to the devastation that can befall a Florida citrus nursery in the path of a hurricane.

    October 29, 2018
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    Corn, Soybean Production Down Slightly in Latest WASDE Report

    Projected yields for corn dropped slightly over September, while soybean increased slightly. Final production numbers for both crops were slightly lower.

    October 11, 2018
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    California Lemon, Avocado Crops to Feel Heatwave Effects in 2019

    The chief of U.S.-based Limoneira believes the heatwave California experienced this summer will result in a shorter coastal lemon crop in 2019 and a “much smaller” avocado crop.

    September 18, 2018