By: Treasure Coast Newspapers Editorial Board
The challenges just keep mounting for Florida's citrus industry.
The Sunshine State's signature crop peaked in 1997-98, when 244 million boxes of fruit were harvested. It's been a bumpy ride ever since.
Stung by evolving consumer preferences, the industry in recent years has been reeling from a bacterial disease known as citrus greening that triggered a major drop in production.
Then came Hurricane Irma…