Category Florida Citrus

Florida Citrus production forecast to hit a historic low

The US Department of Agriculture released its monthly crop forecast (courtesy of Florida Trend) and the news is not good for Florida’s citrus industry. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, a likely Gubernatorial candidate released this statement: “Although not unexpected, today’s historically low forecast is the latest example of citrus greening’s continued devastation of Florida’s citrus industry. […]

Flashback Friday: US 27 in the 1960’s (Citrus Boulevard)

Aa a youngster, I loved the rolling hills of Central Florida and the Orange Groves on those hills both when traveling US 27 through Lake and Polk Counties as well Florida’s Turnpike through Lake. This video about US 27 from Silver Springs down to Miami via the Citrus Tower and Bok Tower Gardens in the […]

NY Times: For Florida Grapefruit, One Blow After Another

We’ve seen a number of articles recently on the struggles of Florida’s signature industry, Citrus. However this one might be the most alarming and human of all, from yesterday’s New York Times.  It is well worth a read.