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Orange Production Down 2 Percent from February Forecast
 
The United States all orange forecast for the 2017-2018 season is 
3.88 million tons, down 2 percent from last month and down 25 percent from 
the 2016-2017 final utilization. The Florida all orange forecast, at 
45.0 million boxes (2.03 million tons), is unchanged from last month but 
down 35 percent from last season's final utilization. Early, midseason, and 
Navel varieties in Florida are forecast at 19.0 million boxes (855,000 tons), 
unchanged from last month but down 42 percent from last season's final 
utilization. The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at 26.0 million boxes 
(1.17 million tons), is unchanged from last month but down 27 percent from 
last season's final utilization. 
 
The California Valencia orange forecast is 9.50 million boxes (380,000 tons), 
down 14 percent from both the previous forecast and the previous season. This 
results in a California all orange forecast of 44.5 million boxes 
(1.78 million tons), down 3 percent from the previous forecast and 
down 12 percent from last season's final utilization. The forecast for Texas 
is carried forward from the previous forecast.
 
Source : USDA