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River Ramblings – June 2013

Even though the industry faced challenges in 2012-2013 season there were some major accomplishments impacting our Indian River growing region that were achieved, and several of the successes impacted the citrus industry as a whole. 2013 June Issue

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River Ramblings – May 2013

The state Legislature agreed to fund $9.5 million in research related activities to combat a terrifying disease known as HLB, or citrus greening that threatens to wipe out Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry and its 76,000 jobs.  2013 May Issue

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River Ramblings – April 2013

In an effort to help its grower members and the industry with building grapefruit juice inventories, the League pursued a grapefruit juice purchase by the USDA. 2013 April Issue

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River Ramblings – March 2013

With family and colleagues in attendance, J. Brantley Schirard, Sr. was inducted into the Citrus Hall of Fame on February 27, 2013. 2013 March Issue

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River Ramblings – February 2013

The Good, bad and the ugly was the description of the Legend of the River recipient J. Brantley Schirard’s life in citrus.  The award, given to an individual for their commitment in support of the Indian River citrus industry, was presented to Schirard for his life time

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USDA Releases February’s Crop Estimate

The forecast for all grapefruit production is unchanged at 18.0 million boxes.  The white grapefruit forecast continues at 5.0 million boxes; the colored grapefruit forecast remains at 13.0 million boxes.  Final fruit sizes for both white and colored grapefruit are the smallest in a series which began

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River Ramblings – January 2013

HLB is still rampant; battles against blight and black spot rage on; and canker continues to be a concern.  The January issue focuses on the 2013 Florida Citrus Show and the topics showcasing the science behind the research. January 2013 issue

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USDA Releases January’s Crop Estimate

The forecast of all grapefruit production is unchanged at 18.0 million boxes.  The white grapefruit forecast continues at 5.0 million boxes; the colored grapefruit forecast remains at 13.0 million boxes.  Next forecast date is February 8. cit0113    

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River Ramblings – December 2012

For service to the state and its signature agricultural commodity, the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame chose J. Brantley Schirard, Sr., and four others to its class of 2013. Download December 2012 Issue

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USDA Releases December’s Forecast

The 2012-2013 Florida all orange December forecast released today by the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board is 146.0 million boxes and all grapefruit is 18 million boxes. Download 2012 December Forecast  

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