Citrus leaders predict industry's future after Hurricane Irma

Article Posted on October 13, 2017

By: Treasure Coast Newspapers Editorial Board

The challenges just keep mounting for Florida's citrus industry.

The Sunshine State's signature crop peaked in 1997-98, when 244 million boxes of fruit were harvested. It's been a bumpy ride ever since.

Stung by evolving consumer preferences, the industry in recent years has been reeling from a bacterial disease known as citrus greening that triggered a major drop in production.

Then came Hurricane Irma…

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