Feeling the squeeze: Orange juice prices surge amid citrus disease, smaller harvest
Another item on your grocery list is going to be more expensive.
Orange juice sales surged during the pandemic, and now prices are rising.
Citrus disease and less-than-favorable weather conditions have hurt orange crops over the past few years.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects Florida to produce nearly 45 million boxes of oranges in 2022.
That would be the smallest harvest the state has produced in nearly 60 years.