posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- This year's Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit's lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that's infecting the trees is to blame.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday...
posted on May 10, 2013 at 1:43 PM
Coca-Cola buys a third of all Florida oranges according to company officials.
posted on December 14, 2012 at 3:52 PM
The price of wheat dropped 3 percent Tuesday after the government predicted U.S. inventories will increase by the end of next year’s growing season, in part because of weaker export demand.
posted on January 17, 2012 at 2:24 PM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California citrus growers are sweating a hard freeze that has blanketed the nation's largest fresh-fruit market in the midst of harvest.
The National Weather Service said temperatures dropped to as low as 19...
posted on October 23, 2009 at 3:10 PM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (AP) - Federal officials have lifted a ban on commercial citrus shipments from Florida to the 10 other states and U.S.
posted on August 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — A pest that can carry a fatal citrus disease has been found in Los Angeles County, stoking fears that California's $1.6 billion citrus industry could be hit by a potentially devastating threat.
posted on February 27, 2009 at 8:02 PM
FRESNO, Calif (AP) —California agriculture officials proposed new regulations Wednesday that call for beekeepers and seedless tangerine growers to work out disputes on their own over where the insects can be in relation to citrus groves.
posted on September 22, 2006 at 8:09 PM
According to a USDA report, Florida's citrus farmers enjoyed more than $1 billion in sales this harvest for the first time in six years, despite Hurricane Wilma destroying a large chunk of the crop last fall.
posted on January 13, 2006 at 8:01 PM
The effects of the 2005 hurricane season are readily apparent in the Florida tomato and citrus crops of 2006.
posted on December 31, 2004 at 8:12 PM
Florida orange growers and juice makers asked the federal government this week to impose tariffs on Brazilian processors, accusing them of selling orange juice in the U.S at unfair prices.
posted on November 3, 2000 at 8:11 PM
Potassium is getting a P-R boost. The Food and Drug Administration has given a thumbs up to a label touting the benefits of the alkali metal. The new label will state "Diets containing foods that are good sources of potassium and low in sodium may...