The citrus industry cooperative Florida Citrus Mutual estimates that the state's citrus industry will produce 31 million boxes of oranges during the 2017-2018 growing season, 23 million less than a U.S. Department of Agriculture estimate that did not account for damage caused by Hurricane Irma, according to Citrus Mutual. A Citrus Mutual survey of growers conducted after Irma put total fruit loss at more than 50 percent, with some reports of 100 percent fruit loss in Southwest Florida.
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