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California Valencia orange survey: 24 million cartons

Survey says severe freeze and drought did little to impact Valencia harvest.    

California’s Valencia orange production is forecast to be 24 million cartons, one million less than last year’s 25 million cartons, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

The forecast is based on the results of the 2013-14 Valencia Orange Objective Measurement (O.M.) survey from January 12 to February 21, which was conducted primarily in the top Valencia orange producing counties of Tulare, Kern, Fresno, Ventura and San Diego.

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