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Farm Progress America, May 5, 2023

Max Armstrong talks about the state of the citrus industry.

May 5, 2023

Max Armstrong looks at what is going on in the citrus industry. It used to be that oranges, limes, lemons and grapefruits were available on every corner with someone trying to sell them.

Fast forward and citrus fruit is no longer that easy to obtain.

According to a report from the American Farm Bureau Federation, there has been a serious decline in citrus production due to disease and hurricanes.

In 2004, the state of Florida produced 342 million boxes of citrus fruits. In 2023, it is estimated to be 16 million boxes grown. And for the first time in history, California will exceed the state of Florida in production.

Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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