Thousands of unripe oranges littered the ground at the Bereah Grove in Frostproof, Florida. Some trees were split, ripped from the ground or flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The grove is one of many owned by Alico Inc., the nation’s largest citrus producer, that were vulnerable in Irma’s path. Joel Rivera, 65, an irrigation worker for Alico in Frostproof, said his biggest concern was the amount of fruit on the ground. "I’m not too worried about the trees themselves," Rivera said.
If Irma does make landfall along Florida’s coast, exactly where that occurs will determine its impact on the citrus industry. If it enters from the southern tip of the peninsula near Miami, the hurricane may not cause much damage to crops, Spreen said in an interview. But if it enters through the middle of the state, then it could have the biggest impact on so-called early crops, including Hamlin oranges, which are harvested from October to December, he said.
State’s crop is at risk of moderate to severe damage, MDA saysOrange juice and cotton futures surged as Hurricane Irma strengthened to become a Category 5 storm and remained on track to reach the U.S. later this week, threatening crops in southern states. Orange juice for November delivery jumped as much as 6.1 percent to $1.448 a pound on ICE Futures U.S. Tuesday, the biggest intraday gain for the contract since June 26.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Democrats and/or Republicans.
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