Orange juice prices spiking across nation

Orange juice costs soaring
Posted at 6:34 AM, Jan 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-20 07:34:52-05

Orange juice prices are soaring across the nation, like many other staples at the grocery.

Sales of the drink surged during the pandemic, but now prices are increasing too.

Citrus disease and less than favorable weather have hurt orange crops over the past few years.

The USDA expects Florida to produce nearly 45 million boxes of oranges this year.

That would the state’s smallest harvest produced in nearly 80 years.