USDA’s first all-orange crop production estimate is projecting output to be 12% lower than last season (91.05 million boxes, from 103.95). Meanwhile, mandarins and tangerines are forecasted to be a concerning 24% lower for the 2021-2022 season. Signifcant challenges faced the fruit tree industry this year, including natural disasters, excessive heat and Citrus Greening Disease. The Florida Department of Citrus said 90% of this year’s orange production will go straight to juice production. On the horizon, USDA forecasts project most citrus forecasts 2022-2023 to make progress towards normal output. Read more on U.S. citrus production here.