Orange Harvest Up 5% from Last Season

Associated Press

The nation's orange harvest for the 1987-88 season is estimated at 191 million boxes, up 3% from the December forecast and 5% above last season, the Agriculture Department said Monday.

The Florida crop, based on Jan. 1 indications, was estimated at 135 million boxes, up 4% from December and 13% more than last season, the report said.

California production was forecast at 52 million boxes, unchanged from December but 11% below the 1986-87 crop.

The Arizona crop was estimated at 3.05 million boxes, the same as the previous forecast but 3% below last season.

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