Sunday, September 25, 2005

Hendry Top Citrus Producer

LABELLE, FL.(Sept. 25, 2005) -- Hendry County has regained its position as
the top citrus producing county in Florida. Polk county, the top producer
in 2003-04 produced only 24.8 boxes this season down from 42.2 million,
while Highlands county came in as the third top county. The three
hurricanes of last year greatly reduced the crop in Highlands and Polk
county. In Polk county, housing development has also taken over much of the
citrus acreage. The state's citrus crop was the lowest since 1985 and the
orange crop was the lowest since 1992.

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