On July 12th the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA NASS) published its citrus updated forecast for the 2022–23 season. The report includes several changes specific to Florida production, but also includes some updates on California production. For California the most notable changes include:
- The California all-orange forecast was reduced to 44 million boxes (88 million cartons), a decrease of 1.1 million boxes from the June forecast. This decrease is due to the Valencia crop, which is now forecast at 7 million boxes (14 million cartons).
- The lemon forecast decreased 3 million boxes (6 million cartons) since June. It is now forecast at 20 million boxes (40 million cartons).
- The forecast for tangerine and tangelos increased by 1 million boxes from June. It is now forecast at 22 million boxes (44 million cartons).
Read the full report from USDA here.
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