The Citrus Industry:
American citrus is still experiencing the harmful effects of Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening. The bacterial disease causes trees to yield green and oddly shaped fruit before eventually dying altogether. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that the 2014-15 Florida orange crop will yield 96.4 million boxes of fruit, roughly 100 million less boxes than in 2013-2014. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam blames citrus greening.