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12 February 2015

USDA Crop Production - February 2015USDA Crop Production - February 2015


USDA Crop Production Report

Orange Production Unchanged from January Forecast

The United States all orange forecast for the 2014-2015 season is 6.72 million tons, unchanged from the previous forecast but down 1 percent from the 2013-2014 final utilization. The Florida all orange forecast, at 103 million boxes (4.64 million tons), is unchanged from the previous forecast but down 2 percent from last season’s final utilization. Early, midseason, and Navel varieties in Florida are forecast at 48.0 million boxes (2.16 million tons), unchanged from the previous forecast but down 10 percent last season’s final utilization. The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at 55.0 million boxes (2.48 million tons), is unchanged from previous forecast but up 7 percent from last season’s final utilization.

Florida frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ) yield forecast for the 2014-2015 season is 1.57 gallons per box at 42.0 degrees Brix, down 1 percent from the January forecast but virtually unchanged from last season’s final yield of 1.57 gallons per box. The early-midseason portion is projected at 1.46 gallons per box, up 1 percent from last month but down 4 percent from last season’s yield. The Valencia portion is projected at 1.69 gallons, up 3 percent from last year’s final yield of 1.64 gallons per box but down 2 percent from last month’s forecast. All projections of yield assume the processing relationships this season will be similar to those of the past several seasons.

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