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10 December 2013

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USDA Crop Production Report

Cotton Production Down Slightly from November

Forecast Orange Production Down 2 Percent from November Forecast

All cotton production is forecast at 13.1 million 480-pound bales, down slightly from last month and down 25 percent from last year. Yield is expected to average 806 pounds per acre, down 81 pounds from last year. Upland cotton production is forecast at 12.4 million 480-pound bales, down 25 percent from 2012. Pima cotton production, forecast at 625,500 bales, was carried forward from last month.

The United States all orange forecast for the 2013-2014 season is 7.78 million tons, down 2 percent from the previous forecast and down 7 percent from the 2012-2013 final utilization. The Florida all orange forecast, at 121 million boxes (5.45 million tons), is down 3 percent from the previous forecast and down 9 percent from last season’s final utilization. Early, midseason, and Navel varieties in Florida are forecast at 56.0 million boxes (2.52 million tons), down 3 percent from the previous forecast and down 17 percent from last season. Current droppage is projected to be the highest since the 1960-1961 season. The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at 65.0 million boxes (2.93 million tons), is down 3 percent from the previous forecast and down 2 percent from last season’s final utilization. California and Texas orange production forecasts are carried forward from November.

Florida frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ) yield forecast for the 2013-2014 season is 1.61 gallons per box at 42.0 degrees Brix, up 1 percent from last season’s final yield of 1.59 gallons per box. Projected yield from the 2013-2014 Early-Midseason and Valencia varieties will be published in the January Crop Production report. All projections of yield assume the processing relationships this season will be similar to those of the past several seasons.

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