Florida

Florida orange production up, cost of OJ below other food prices despite inflation

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(The Center Square) - There's a silver lining to some of the hardship Florida citrus producers have faced over the past several years. Their projected crop production is an estimated 2 million box increase from the previous month, the cost for consumers to purchase Florida orange juice is lower than other food despite inflation, and their congressional delegation is advancing a bill to reform FDA standards to help growers.

Buyers need 40 percent more income to purchase homes in top metro areas, report finds

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Demand for homes in certain areas of the country has caused supply to dwindle, prices to skyrocket and buyers needing nearly 50 percent more income than they would have last year to even enter top markets, according to a report by the real estate brokerage firm, Redfin.