Citrus growers’ new crisis: They’re producing fruit again but can’t sell it

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Florida oranges, the state’s signature crop, have recently battled citrus greening, reduced demand for orange juice and hurricane damage. This season, after two years of improvements, growers face a shortage of buyers. Photo from Florida Citrus Commission

FLORIDA PHOENIX.COM

By LAURA CASSELS

Florida citrus growers who manage against steep odds to produce oranges, grapefruit and tangerines this winter and spring will see some of it fall to the ground and rot — but not because of severe weather or a calamitous epidemic of citrus greening.

It will go to waste because they can’t sell it. Read on

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