By Frank Giles The Citrus & Specialty Crop Expo, held Aug. 17-18, in North Fort Myers drew growers from across Florida and beyond. Citrus growers in attendance were eager for information on HLB treatments. Rick Dantzler, chief operating officer of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), spoke during the general session educational seminars and provided an update on products …
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Aug. 4 said Senate Democrats blocked a bill Rubio introduced that would have resulted in lowering the Brix level of not-from-concentrate orange juice (NFC OJ). That bill would have directed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take the Brix-lowering action. Rubio had introduced the Defending Domestic Orange Juice Production Act (S. 4394), …
Weather, disease, and pandemic put a focus on the need to increase production.
Shannon Shepp of the Florida Department of Citrus says increased orange juice consumption is and should be the new normal.
Recent stats confirm the citrus-fueled beverage supports a healthy lifestyle. In this day and age, that element is essential.
We don’t know what the full impact of COVID-19 will be on our industry yet, but early indicators show OJ has a favored status in Americans’ hearts.
2019 Citrus Achievement Award winner Bob Behr says the industry needs to get more aggressive in telling its story to the masses.
Learn how 2019 Citrus Achievement Award winner Bob Behr is planning for the future and fighting for orange juice.