Business & Finance: Sunkist Report

In the citrus year ending last October, U. S. citizens consumed 163,029 carloads of oranges, lemons and grapefruit—39% more than the five-year average through 1929 and an all-time record. Two-thirds of the U. S. citrus crop is harvested in the California-Arizona area. Except for a smallish Texas production (largely grapefruit), Florida accounts for the rest.* And since three-fourths of the California-Arizona crop is marketed by California Fruit Growers Exchange, that famed co-operative is by far the largest factor in the U. S. citrus industry. Last week the 13,500 fruit-growing members were thumbing through...

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