USDA: Florida orange crop down 36% after twin hurricanes


              FILE - Orange trees branches and the fruit rots on the ground on Oct. 12, 2022, at Roy Petteway's Citrus and Cattle Farm in Zolfo Springs, Fla., after they were knocked down from the effects of Hurricane Ian. According to U.S. Agriculture Department estimates released Friday, Dec. 9, production of oranges in Florida is forecast to drop by 36% for this season compared with estimates from October, in part a reflection of twin hurricanes that battered growing regions. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
            
              FILE - Oranges rot on the ground on Oct. 12, 2022, at Roy Petteway's Citrus and Cattle Farm after they were knocked off the trees from the effects of Hurricane Ian in Zolfo Springs, Fla. According to U.S. Agriculture Department estimates released Friday, Dec. 9, production of oranges in Florida is forecast to drop by 36% for this season compared with estimates from October, in part a reflection of twin hurricanes that battered growing regions. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
USDA: Florida orange crop down 36% after twin hurricanes