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US orange production hit by disease, juice prices soar
AFP ^ | April 17, 2014 | Juliette Michel

Posted on 04/18/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT by C19fan

A citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida's orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly 30 years, and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets.

The culprit? The gnat-sized Asian citrus psyllid, which is infecting citrus trees across the Sunshine State with huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, which causes fruit to taste bitter and fall from trees too soon.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: disease; orange
I heard about this on the radio awhile back.
1 posted on 04/18/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Where’s Beeks?


2 posted on 04/18/2014 11:43:57 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: Pride in the USA

ping


3 posted on 04/18/2014 11:44:44 AM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: C19fan

"Unless that crop report........"

4 posted on 04/18/2014 11:44:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Juice for May delivery, the most traded, rose seven percent in three trading sessions to $1.67 a pound.

From 1.55 a pound to 1.67 a pound. That is soring????? These articles are hilarious with their “sky is falling” nonsense.


5 posted on 04/18/2014 11:45:00 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: C19fan
Do we have the 30 million undocumented democrats from south of the border to thank for *this* as well.We certainly have them for thank for overflowing prisons,beheadings in the streets,hospitals going bankrupt and medical conditions caused by worm-like parasites that bore their way into the brain.
6 posted on 04/18/2014 11:46:18 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: C19fan

I’m in Texas and have a dwarf Mandarin orange tree on my deck. Maybe it will give me oranges, or not. There are very small green round things on it and those have to be oranges. The question is, will they develop? At least it’s not sick with Florida disease.


7 posted on 04/18/2014 11:47:06 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: C19fan
Citrus is an important part of Florida's economy.I've driven past the huge plant that Tropicana has in Bradenton (near Tampa).I've seen the huge trucks,filled with oranges,backed up at the gate waiting to unload.In fact,when the plant is doing a “run” (my word) you can smell the sweet smell of citrus in the air.That smell sure beats what you get in Newark.
8 posted on 04/18/2014 11:50:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: C19fan

“Under my plan the price of oranges will necessarily skyrocket.” - Obama


9 posted on 04/18/2014 11:54:47 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt

And we will sell them to the schools


10 posted on 04/18/2014 11:55:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: C19fan

huang long bing.....means....big ????


11 posted on 04/18/2014 11:58:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: C19fan

I can get no-salt tomato juice for a buck a half gallon on sale.
I’ve pretty much switched to that for breakfast. Saves about 50 calories a day.
I still love OJ though....


12 posted on 04/18/2014 11:58:56 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: C19fan

Why do I think this was sabotage??


13 posted on 04/18/2014 11:59:47 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: C19fan

Thank the phony enviros who caused the ban on DDT wich would have nipped this in the bud.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 12:03:26 PM PDT by capt. norm
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To: C19fan

Not faulting you for posting this but have you noticed a tendency for the media to portray every vagary of agriculture as a crisis that will send prices skyrocketing?

Gluts of anything are understandably rare - with adequate notice, producers would rather reduce output than to crash the market.

If the media would have us believe in price equilibrium between supply and demand, why does the price not trend back towards the previous point after the crisis is over?


15 posted on 04/18/2014 12:11:18 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: C19fan

There seems to be a hidden assumption that demand will remain steady.

With the stagnent economy, I can foresee a steady decline in demand as prices rise resulting in not so precipitous rise in the price of oj.


16 posted on 04/18/2014 12:21:56 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: C19fan

Groves here are spraying daily. There’s a prediction this is the death of back-yard citrus and that only big groves can afford the treatment programs necessary to stave off the disease. Makes folks long for the day when it was just citrus canker that was the fear.

And where the heck is Beeks?


17 posted on 04/18/2014 12:52:36 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: Marcella

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citrus_greening_disease


18 posted on 04/18/2014 12:53:57 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: C19fan

Try Sunny Delight no juice required , LOL


19 posted on 04/18/2014 1:09:25 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: C19fan

Another consequence of a global regime administered by influential constituents through their media, academic institutions and politicians.


20 posted on 04/18/2014 2:15:52 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: C19fan

OK. So everyone will not drink as much orange juice this year and the prices will drop next year. The press turns these types of things into the Apocalypse.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 3:03:11 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: lonevoice

I sure hope the Page oranges are unaffected. They don’t come off until Nov. or Dec.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 4:40:36 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Marcella

aphids


23 posted on 04/19/2014 2:49:07 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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