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Citrus Greening in Florida

3.63 Billion dollars in lost revenues and 6,611 jobs lost!

Citrus Greening has had a high cost. Florida’s Orange harvest from 2006 – 2011 was 734 million boxes but it would have been an estimated 951 million boxes if not for citrus greening disease.*
*University of Florida 2012 study

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104 million boxes produced in 2014, the lowest on record.

The USDA estimates 103 million boxes of oranges will be harvested this season, down from the forecast of 108 million boxes announced in 2014.

This represents a total decline of 60% since the peak of citrus production at 254 million boxes in 1997-98.

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