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Hurricane Irma May Speed the End of Orange Juice, America’s Biggest Source of ‘Fruit’

Hurricane Irma plundered Florida’s orange belt, leaving a trail of uprooted trees, downed fruit and flooded groves worse than anything growers say they have seen in more than 20 years.

 

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