Reporting Produce and Food

My mother loved to tell the story of getting an orange on Christmas in her stocking and what a big deal it was to her as a child. That was 70 years ago.  Today I have a choice of many varieties in my local grocery store.  However the news this week is that we won’t be seeing as many Florida oranges this year.

The Packer, a website covering the produce industry, reports that the USDA forecasts a smaller  citrus crop this year, down one percent. That doesn’t sound like a lot but The Packer reports it’s the most doomful forecast since 1970.

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