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Orange juice sales down, prices up

Florida Oranges
Posted at 3:39 AM, Jul 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 10:55:41-04

TAMPA, Fla. (ABC NEWS) -- Issues with Florida's citrus crop could be affecting your next glass of OJ.

Last month,  Americans bought less orange juice than they ever have since they started keeping track -- 36 million gallons, down over eight percent from last year.  

As for frozen reserves, they're down 17 percent year over year, blamed largely on a devastating bacteria, killing Florida's citrus crops.   

At the same time, orange juice is nearly $6.50 a gallon -- a record high.