April 12, 1990
Orange juice futures prices leaped on the New York Cotton Exchange after the government projected a smaller Florida orange harvest than the market had expected. On other commodity markets, oil futures advanced, ending a six-day price slide; livestock and meat futures were mixed; grains and soybeans were mixed, and precious metals were mixed. Prices for future deliveries of frozen concentrated orange juice settled 1.95 cents to 4.
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June 17, 2000
C.D. Atkins, 86, a Florida researcher who helped perfect the process for producing frozen orange juice concentrate. Atkins was part of a team assembled by the Florida Citrus Commission in 1942 to develop an orange juice product for the U.S. military that could be transported to American troops overseas.
July 22, 1994 |
The state's 12-member Citrus Commission said Thursday that it will not renew talk show host Rush Limbaugh's $1-million contract when it expires in mid-August. Some state lawmakers, women's rights groups and Gov. Lawton Chiles, a Democrat, said Limbaugh should not have gotten the six-month contract because of his politically conservative views. But commission member Rex McPherson said criticism had nothing to do with the decision and that the panel had only planned to use Limbaugh for six months.
January 9, 1988 |
Fears of a freeze in the Florida citrus region sparked a buying binge that sent orange juice futures soaring the limit for daily trading Friday on the Cotton Exchange in New York. On other markets, pork futures advanced while cattle futures retreated; precious metals were higher; grains and soybeans were mixed, and energy futures were lower.
April 27, 1991 |
Two days after 2,000 cases of its Citrus Hill "Fresh Choice" orange juice were seized by U.S. marshals because of "false and misleading labeling," Procter & Gamble signed a settlement with the Food and Drug Administration to take the word fresh off of all packaging.
July 10, 1986 |
The 6,000 members of Sunkist Growers were warned Tuesday that they may have to refund as much as $1.5 million to the citrus cooperative because its sales to the severely depressed orange juice market fell more than 30% below expectations last year. But that sum pales before the record $619 million that members previously were paid for the 1985 crop, Sunkist President Russell L. Hanlin said. And while 1986 will not match that record, Hanlin said, "we will nevertheless have a good year."
March 9, 1998 |
Cold and flu season triggers a gold rush at supermarkets, as shoppers fill their carts with orange juice. Consumption of the juice traditionally spikes during January, February and March, as people try to stay healthy or feel better. The seasonal phenomenon is most noticeable in the Northeast, the region that consumes more orange juice than any other part of the country. But the sun shines on this juice year-round as more and more people get the word about its nutrient values.
June 16, 1994 |
Four months after a furor erupted over the decision to pay radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh $1 million to tout Florida orange juice, stagnant sales and a stepped-up national boycott have put the squeeze on the state Citrus Commission to can the outspoken conservative. "I have not seen any outstanding results from Mr. Limbaugh's promotion," said William E. Owens, one of 12 commissioners who will meet next month to consider renewing Limbaugh's contract.
April 7, 1992 |
Florida citrus growers see a rapidly expanding market for their orange juice in Japan now that the spigot has officially opened. Quotas on imported orange juice expired last week under a U.S.-Japanese trade agreement signed in July, 1988. Producers believe that once U.S. orange juice begins moving into Japan, exports will increase quickly and could top $1 billion a year within a decade.