The U.S. Department of Agriculture increased its orange crop forecast for the 2011-2012 season by one million boxes this week, estimating Florida will now produce 146.2 million boxes.
Visit www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Florida/Publications/Citrus/cpfp.htm for the complete USDA estimate. The USDA makes its initial forecast in October and then revises it monthly until the end of the season in July. During the 2010-2012 season, Florida produced
139 million boxes of oranges.
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