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Florida orange production projected to fall, prices expected to increase

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Story at a glance

  • Orange crops are expected to fall for the second year in a row.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture projected that orange production will drop by 3 percent for the 2021-2022 season.
  • Frozen concentrated orange juice futures increased by 5.1 percent on Thursday following the USDA forecast.

Orange crops are expected to fall for the second year in a row.  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture projected Wednesday orange production will drop by 3 percent for the 2021-22 season, with the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board reporting 44.5 million boxes, down 1.50 million boxes from December’s predictions. 


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Experts are concerned this could send already high orange and orange juice prices soaring.  

According to the Wall Street Journal, frozen concentrated orange juice futures increased by 5.1 percent on Thursday following the USDA forecast and closed ended Friday at about $1.50 per pound, about a 50 percent increase since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. 


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