American soybean farmers ‘hopeful’, ‘optimistic’ China will buy agriculture
United Soybean Board director Tony Mellenthin is applying a wait-and-see method when it comes to if China will buy as much as they said they would, but in the meantime, they’ve diversified where they’re selling their products to keep the money flowing.
Florida oranges are set for a down year as the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects a 15% decrease in the state's orange production for the 2020-21 harvesting season, as well as a 7% decrease in grapefruit production.
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The USDA predicts the Sunshine State's orange growers will harvest 57 million boxes of oranges this season, down from 67 in 2019-2020.
Grapefruit production, meanwhile, is projected to fall from 4.85 million boxes to 4.5.
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS ON UTAH FARMS LEAVE 10,000 MINKS DEAD
Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried cited greening, a disease that depletes citrus plants after infecting them, as a challenge that Florida farmers have faced with their citrus crops.