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Title: Orange blossoms
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086633/00088
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Title: Orange blossoms
Alternate Title: Orange blossom
Physical Description: 25 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida Citrus Production Credit Association
Publisher: Florida Citrus Production Credit Association,
Florida Citrus Production Credit Association
Place of Publication: Orlando Fla
Publication Date: February 1964
Frequency: irregular
completely irregular
Subject: Oranges -- Marketing -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Oranges -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1, (May 1942)-v. 25, no. 8 (Nov. 1967).
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 16 repeated in numbering.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00086633
Volume ID: VID00088
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 45618176
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.... WE RESOLVE ---

Some of the traditional New Year's resolutions may have
already gone by the board.... But here at Florida Citrus
Production Credit Association we resolved, among other
things, that we would make every effort during 1964 to
get acquainted with as many citrus growers in Florida as
is possible.
Some of you have been our friends through the many years
since the organization was started; others have become
friends in the past few years by seeking out the Associ-
ation to assist in their citrus financing. Now we want to
follow up and get acquainted with all the other growers
throughout the state--let them know of our services, and
about the people who work in the Association, and of the
Association's active interest in all things that affect the
citrus industry. We want all of them to know that Florida
Association can serve growers throughout the entire state
financing needs!


Citrus Production Credit
of Florida for their citrus

The first step in carrying out our New Year's Resolution is
an effort to reach allthe citrus growers of the lower Indian
River area, served by our Fort Pierce Representative JOHN
BROOKS, who is already well-known to many of you. It is
to these growers that we direct this issue of the "ORANGE
BLOSSOMS". Some 600 citrus growers of Indian River, St.
Lucie, and Martin counties are receiving this month's news-
letter for the first time--won't you let us know if your name
is mis-spelled on our list, or what you would like to read
about in forthcoming "ORANGE BLOSSOMS"? Remember--


In December, 1933 Florida Cit-
rus Production Credit Associ-

FLORIDA CUS Farm Credit Act of 1933 by a
Association group of eighteen citrus growers
CTke Si o- 4 who recognized their need for
-- ~ -- a source of dependable credit
in aAl citnu&
pnodcucing countiA to meet their citrus financing
o7 tonida requirements. Starting from a
membership of but 150 growers
and capitalization through the purchase of
stock by the Farm Credit Administration, the
Association has grown by virtue of the ser-
vice it has rendered to the citrus industry--
grown in membership to a total of 1,182 and in
dollar volume to a lending program of over 17
million; grown in service to include not only
the needs for annual production and operating
costs; but also capital purpose items eligible
for intermediate term loans of up to 7 years;
developed to a completely grower-owned and
grower-operated organization set up within
the Farm Credit System.

A, A,& A AA. A AL Ad& AL _C-uS rrb FRIP


Headlines are not always what they seem, but
for a second time Florida weathermen caused
a hurried exit by the A. H. Whitmores from the
state of Texas. As a member of the Board of
Directors of the National Council of Farmer Co-
operatives, Mr. Whitmore was attending their
annual meeting at Houston, Texas from January
llth to 16th. Weather reports on January 13th
caused a worried scowl to appear, and after
the ten o'clock advisory from Lakeland on the
14th, the Whitmore s moved quickly for an early
return to Florida, so that Al could be on the
ground-- or should we say in the groves? --if
the bad weather situation developed as predic-
ted. In 1958 at the meeting of
the same organization, Al had
to shorten his stay at Houston .
because of cold weather alerts
from Florida.................


Both directors and em-
ployees of Florida cit-
rus Production Credit
Association have been
participating recently
in series of studies
sponsored by the
Federal Intermedi-
ate Credit Bank of
Columbia, South Carolina, called Manage-
ment Development Institutes. Two sessions
have been held in recent months in Jackson-
ville for the directors, and the reports that
have come from those who attended were
highly enthusiastic.

Similarly the representatives of the Associ-
ation who attended one of the institutes de-
signed for branch managers and representa-
tives expressed enthusiasm. "One of the
main purposes of the course," according to
Lacy Tait of the Winter Haven office, "is to
bring the most up-to-date information and
methods to employees, to enable them to
render the best possible service to Florida
citrus growers. "

Vee Lowe, also of the Winter Haven office,
who attended a session in Columbia, South
Carolina, reported that while his welcome
at the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank was
warm, the weatherman took a nippy outlook
on the matter--320 when he disembarked at
Columbia after leaving sunny Winter Haven
a few hours earlier with readings of 650

Friends and acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. H.
S. Rohde of Sebring will be sorry to hear that
their residence on South Lakeview Drive was
destroyed by fire in December. Mr. and Mrs.
Rohde escaped injury, but many valuable and
irreplaceable furnishings were destroyed. In
addition, those of us who know the attachment
they had for their dog will understand their sad-
ness at his passing. Our Sebring represent -
tive does not know of their plans for rebuilding.

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.from Dade City: Branch Manager EARL . from Ft. Pierce: JOHN BROOKS tells
STOMLINSON reports that the general grove of a successful Indian River Citrus Semi-
conditions inthis area appeartobe much nar held at Brevard County Agricultural
improved. Thetrees are in a dormant state and Center in Cocoa on January 15 and 16. An an-
many of the groves which were severely damaged nual event for 17 years, the Indian River Citrus
in the 1962 freeze have been pruned. Growers Seminaris sponsored by the Indian River Citrus
are increasingly enthusiastic about the progress League and directed by the Florida Agricultural
being made in rehabilitating their groves and Extension Service. The theme of the meeting
numerous growers are incorporating Florida Cit- this year was "TODAY AND TOMORROW" and
rus Production Credit Association financing into featured a look-ahead at some trends and de-
their rehabilitation program ................. velopments in the citrus industry. Florida Cit-
'r rus Production Credit Assn. continues to print
..from Sebring: ;- GV,-" is the sign the Official Program for the citrus seminars...
of Florida Citrus Production Credit Assn. from Orlando: Assistant Secretary-Trea-
around Lake Jackson these nights. Ac- surer WILSON JORDAN is busy these days
cording to reports received by Branch Manager supervising the details of settingup com-
HAROLD MORELAND, the familiar SIGN OF DE- plete bookkeeping services in the Sebring and
PENDABLE CREDIT can be seen for miles by Dade City offices. This willfurther add to the
those travelling on U. S. Highway #27 ....... services to growers in these areas .........

.... from Orlando: General Manager Al .. from Eustis: Getting themselves in
WHITMORE's office is digging deep in line for some Youth Work are DAVE LUNS-
the files to get a 'lead' on members who FORD and FRANK MASSEY. They will be
have been a part of Florida Citrus Production working actively with Future Farmers and 4-H
Credit Association for all of its THIRTY YEARS. groups in their area in connection with the co-
Are YOU one? Stand up and be counted--you operative activities of the Florida Council of
are especially wanted at the annual meeting Farmer Cooperatives which annually sponsors
this year! .................................. contests and prizes for cooperative projects...



BY SIGHT AND BY SO U N D --this is the theme of the new display /
that has recently been completed by the Association, and which has been
shown at Orange County's observance of Farm-City Week, the University
of Florida, and has just been returned from the Pasco County Fair at Dade
City. A group of slides depicting the story of citrus and the operation of
the Association within the citrus industry are shown continuously, with a
corresponding narrative. The outstanding color slides of machinery and
citrus scenes have created considerable interest. This portion of the dis-
play unit can be detached and is available for use at meeting of 4-H and
F. F.A. chapters, civic groups, or citrus industry meetings through the rep-
resentatives of the Association in the area ..........................

Page Three

FEBRUARY, 19 6 4

1963 -- AT A GLANCE

Rockets? . Silos? . No,

the chart at the right was designed
to analyze the loan program of Florida
Citrus Production Credit Association
during the year 1963. It represents

a total of 634 loans. Of this total

number, 406 were for production or
operating purposes; 228 were made
on an intermediate term basis (up to
seven years for repayments); and of
the total number of loans, 136 were
made to citrus growers who are new

T%`T T h D 1r T TT ITA P n'lNT QlI("%"Y ---- A)

n Production Loans
SIntermediate Term Lns
SNew Members

4 (In ANumbers)




H~rTrTT.V ?

11 Million

10 Million

$ 11,489,191

8 Million

7 Million /_

6 Million /

5 Million ___

4 Million

3 Million

2 Million ___
1 Million $ 3,461,257
$100,000 _____

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The chart at the LEFT shows the volume of loans on
the books of the Association -- dollar-wise -- at the
close of each month, both in production and inter-
mediate term loans. We anticipate that we will need
an even higher stepladder for 1964!


At its policy-making meeting held in December, 1963,
the Board of Directors of the Association authorized
the payment of a stock dividend of 3% (or 15i per
share) to holders of Class A (preferred) stock as of
December 31, 1963, and a patronage refund to mem-
bers, based on a percentage of the interest earned
by the borrowing member during the year 1963. Mr.
Wilson Jordan, Assistant
Secretary-Treasurer of the
Association, reports that
This patronage refund will
S- amount to nearly $40,000.
S His office is working at top
/speed to get the dividend
7 and refund checks made
up and mailed out to mem-
bers and stockholders.


Published by: FLORIDA CITRUS
Orlando, Florida -
as a NEWSLETTER to its members
and the Florida Citrus industry;
and incorporating, when appropriate,
the Official Program of the annual
Citrus Institutes or Seminars directed by
the Florida Agricultural Extension Service.

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