Bitter Fruit in Citrus Country
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Florida’s citrus industry faces competition in its own backyard.
Florida is known for its abundant sunshine, warm weather, and sparkling beaches. It's also known for a product that has likely been on your breakfast table – we’re talking Oranges, the state’s number one cash crop.
But not all is sweet in Citrus Country… after four devastating hurricanes, a decade long battle with canker, and now competition from South America – you can almost taste the bitterness that some growers feel.
WUSF’s Carson Cooper reports.