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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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Florida Citrus Show Brings Experts and Growers Together to Find Solutions

The latest information on production trends, grove management practices; produce marketing tips and insect and disease management strategies are the focus of the 2013 Florida Citrus Show to take place on January 23-24, 2013, at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Download Florida Citrus

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River Ramblings – November 2012

On November 1, 2012, the Indian River Citrus League Board of Directors voted unanimously to elect Thomas Purnell (T.P.) Kennedy President for a two-year term from November 2012 – November 2014 November 2012 Issue

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River Ramblings–October 2012

The concept of “water farming” is based on utilizing fallow/out-ofproduction citrus lands to retain or store surface water, reduce nutrients and serve as an alternative water supply source. Water farming has been identified as a potential water management and land practice alternative that can assist in reducing

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River Ramblings-September 2012

The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Indian River Citrus League The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Indian River Citrus League will be held at the Quail Valley River Club, 2345 Highway A1A, Vero Beach, FL on October 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will feature Congressman

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League Successful in Obtaining USDA Grapefruit Juice Purchase

In an effort to ease the rising grapefruit juice inventory, the League requested that the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service consider a “bonus” purchase of grapefruit juice.  On April 11, the League was notified that USDA will pursue a purchase of up to 2.5 million gallons of grapefruit

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House Bill 7087 Will Mean Savings for Citrus Packinghouses

The Indian River Citrus League was elated to learn that House Bill 7087 was signed by the Governor on March 28.  The bill entitled Economic Development is an 800 million dollar package designed to encourage economic development in Florida, which included the exemption of sales tax on

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