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Many Florida citrus growers are in danger of losing crops and revenue as a result of the 2017 hurricanes.

Hurricane Irma devastated 50% to 90% of Florida’s citrus fruit — oranges, grapefruits and tangerines — and Florida is facing its lowest citrus forecast in more than 70 years. Shortly after the storm, the state estimated that its citrus industry lost more than $750 million. Lawmakers and the Florida Agriculture Commissioner have stated that the damage estimate may exceed $1 billion, as fruit continued to fall well after the storm passed. In addition to citrus losses, the state estimated that Irma inflicted $180 million in damage to vegetable and non-citrus fruit growers.

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