Florida’s orange crop set to be smallest since WWII
Florida orange production is on the rise, but numbers are still drastically lower than in previous years.
All oranges are at 40 million boxes, which is up 1 percent from last month, but down 30 percent from 2021. For the current marketing year, total domestic orange production for the U.S. is down 20 percent.
The National Ag Statistics Service shares how Florida’s Valencia crop is faring.
“We went from 22 million to 22.5 million, so that’s up 2 percent from the previous year but down 34 percent from two years ago,” Mark Hudson explains.
Florida’s orange production is almost complete for the season, and it is slated to be the smallest crop since World War II.