Florida Orange Crop Smallest in Decades

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(Washington, DC) -- Thanks to Hurricane Irma, the current Florida orange crop could be the smallest since World War Two. The latest projections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicate the current season will produce 46-million boxes, down by one-third from last year. It would be the smallest orange crop since the 1944-1945 season. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says growers are still trying to recover from hundreds of millions of dollars in hurricane damage.

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