Category Archives: Florida News

Tropicana Returns to Use of 100% Florida Oranges

Last week, PepsiCo, Inc. announced that it will return to using only 100% Florida oranges in the production of its Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice products. While PepsiCo said its decision to use of 100% Florida oranges in its juice products … Continue reading

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Mini 'crop copter' could be godsend for citrus growers, farmers, says UF professor

  By Martin E. Comas, ORLANDO SENTINEL 6:15 p.m. EDT, July 24, 2011 LAKE ALFRED — The small black-and-white device with rotating blades at the end of six arms looks like an alien spaceship from a science-fiction movie. But this … Continue reading

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Citrus future looks bright

    Economist tells commissioners next decade viable By JEFF ROSLOW Editor Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 10:05 AM EDT The next 10 years of citrus production from the United States looks pretty good, Mark Brown told the Florida Citrus … Continue reading

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Old Man Winter puts squeeze on Florida orange growers

Jeff Casale MIAMI—Florida growers have yet to determine how much damage their crops suffered from the cold snap that gripped most of the country the first week of January, but insurance experts say much of the expected losses will be … Continue reading

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Fern growers fear worst from frost

By Eloísa Ruano González and Martin E. Comas, Orlando Sentinel Volusia County fern growers have watered their plants relentlessly the past several nights hoping to prevent frost. Despite their efforts, the damage looks chilling. Central Florida’s fern industry – which … Continue reading

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