Category Archives: Growers

Why US Citrus is Better than Imported Citrus

It is becoming more and more apparent just how important it is to consume products that are grown in or originate from the United States. Citrus makes up one fifth of all of the fruit that is consumed in the … Continue reading

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Florida Orange Purchases Support Local Growers

You may not realize it, but every order you place with Florida Orange supports local Florida farmers, local businesses and local communities. Our premium Florida citrus fruit is grown, harvested, packed and shipped right here in the U.S.A. Every time … Continue reading

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Early Spring Hastens End of Florida Citrus Season

You can blame global warming or a fluke of nature, but last year’s unusually early spring accelerated the growing season for several varieties of Florida citrus fruit. Florida’s top citrus growers are predicting an early end to the season for Florida … 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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Small U.S. Farms Find Profit in Tourism

By WILLIAM NEUMAN Published: June 9, 2011 SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — For all the talk about sustainable agriculture, most small farms are not self-sustaining in a very basic sense: they can’t make ends meet financially without relying on income from … Continue reading

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Citrus industry is healthy

By GARY PINNELL Highlands Today Published: May 13, 2011 SEBRING – In 2006, the late Mason Smoak was driving by his family groves and spotted a yellow shoot of leaves among citrus trees that are normally dark green. It was … 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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