While Florida's top crop might be tourists slathered in sunscreen, agriculture ranks right up there, too. According to the state, Florida produces about 67% of oranges in the U.S. and accounts for about 40% of the world's OJ supply.
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The industry has a $9 Billion impact and supports 76,000 jobs.
Orange you grateful we've got good fruit? Unfortunately for growers, greening has become the scourge of the citrus industry. The disease is endemic to the state, affecting all 32 commercial citrus growing counties. And it's killing our juicy fruits.
We got the skinny on this unpleasant illness from the folks at Florida Citrus Mutual, plus some tips on how you can support our state's fruitful efforts.More »