Florida is the second-largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the U.S. The state is particularly well-known for oranges. Florida is the nation's number one citrus producer — responsible for 70 percent of the U.S. crop, producing hundreds of millions of boxes of oranges each year. About 95 percent of the fruit goes to the production of orange juice — the state's official drink.
Florida's orange crop production is often threatened by plant diseases like canker and hurricanes.