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Florida fact: Largest producer of citrus

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Florida has been farming citrus commercially since the mid-1800s and is the largest producer of citrus. Florida citrus can be found all over the world in Canada, Japan, France and U.K., and, in most seasons, more than 90 percent of America’s orange juice is made from Florida-grown oranges.

Not only does Florida citrus have a global impact, it also has a positive impact on Florida wildlife by providing excellent habitats. Citrus has a nearly $9 billion annual impact on Florida’s economy.

Next time you drink orange juice, think about the contribution you are making to the industry.

Juliet Perrier, CoreMessage, Inc.

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