The 2019-2020 Florida all orange forecast released by the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board is 69.7 million boxes, down
1 percent from the April forecast. If realized, this will be 3 percent less than last season’s revised final production. The total includes 29.7 million boxes of the non-Valencia oranges (early, midseason, and Navel varieties) and 40.0 million boxes of Valencia oranges.
Non-Valencia Oranges 29.7 Million Boxes
The forecast of non-Valencia orange production is finalized at 29.7 million boxes. Harvest is complete for the included varieties. The Navel forecast, included in the non-Valencia portion of the forecast, is 800,000 boxes, 3 percent of the non-Valencia total.
Valencia Oranges 40.0 Million Boxes
The forecast of Valencia orange production is unchanged at 40.0 million boxes. Weekly certifications in April averaged 3.28 million boxes. The Row Count survey conducted April 29-30, 2020 indicated 82 percent of the Valencia rows are harvested. Estimated utilization to May 1, including an allocation for other use, is 29.9 million boxes. Processors were surveyed regarding fruit processed through April 30th and the estimated quantity remaining to be processed to the end of the season. Analysis of estimated utilization to the first of the month, and results of the processors report support holding the Valencia orange forecast.
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