Oranges

Oranges in Fort Pierce, Florida (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

USDA Predicts Bigger Florida Orange Crop

Even in the wake of the citrus greening epidemic, Federal agriculture officials are predicting an increase in Florida oranges for the upcoming growing season.

10/11/2014

FORT PIERCE, FL - MAY 13: Lacedric Stovall harvests tangerines as the citrus industry tries to find a cure for the disease 'citrus greening' that is caused by the Asian citrus psyllid, an insect, that carries the bacterium, 'citrus greening' or huanglongbing, from tree to tree on May 13, 2013 in Fort Pierce, Florida. There is no known cure for the disease that forms when the insect deposits the bacterium on citrus trees causing the leaves on the tree to turn yellow the roots to decay and bitter fruits fall off the dying branches prematurely. Steps continue to be taken to try and combat the disease but none have stopped the attack on the citrus business as it spreads from Florida to other citrus producing states. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Researchers Find Temporary Citrus Greening Cure

Captain Citrus might be the new hero mascot of Florida oranges, but it’s a group of university researchers devising a plan to save the groves from a deadly disease.

09/18/2014

(Photo Courtesy of http://www.floridacitrus.org/captain-citrus/)

Marvel Comics Creates New Captain Citrus

Marvel Comics transformed the original fat-headed, green cape-wearing Captain Orange into a buff hero who can fight evil with the likes of Captain America.

09/16/2014

Oranges in Fort Pierce, Florida (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Invasive Insect Threatens Iconic Florida Citrus

Florida may not be able to own up to its popular nickname the ‘Orange State’ anymore.

08/24/2014

Oranges in Fort Pierce, Florida (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida’s Orange Production Declining

Florida’s Orange crop this year is looking to be the lowest harvest in 24 years.

04/09/2014

Workers destroy citrus fruit considered contaminated by the citrus canker virus October 10, 2000 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Robert King/ Newsmakers)

Canker Puts The Squeeze on LA Citrus Growers

A disease known around the world, but only recently prevalent on Florida citrus trees in the United States has now shown up in a second state.

07/05/2013

(Source: CBS4) Consumers worrioed about possible fungicide in their orange juice can check to see the juice is produced only from US Produced oranges

Foreign OJ Ban Could Limit Sunshine State Production, Raise Prices

Consumers may be looking at an increase in the price of orange juice after the Food and Drug Administration said it would stop all shipments of foreign orange juice at the border, and turn back any who test positive for the fungicide Carbendazim.

CBS4–01/11/2012

Celestino Galindo Dominguez, 34, of Veracruz, Mexico, works at a citrus farm owned by Sorrells Brothers Inc. in the Central Florida town of Arcadia, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Farmers Prep For Crop Damaging Cold Temps

Governor Charlie Crist has declared a state of emergency to relax restrictions on getting harvested crops moved to processing centers before the cold kills them.

CBS4–12/13/2010

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