Citrus crop in danger - International - Jamaica Gleaner - Monday

August 25, 2014 6:20 AM

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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 United States (US) Department of Agriculture today released its citrus production forecast and the news isn't good. The 2013-2014 orange forecast is 110 million boxes, down four per cent from last month, and 18 per cent less than last season's final production figure.

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