Seminole, Florida -- A bacterial disease is squeezing the juice right out of Florida's citrus industry.

The USDA estimates that there could be 18 million fewer boxes of oranges this season than there was last year, and that is forcing prices to go way up.

At Florida Citrus Country in Seminole, you can see that the amount of citrus is endless. But owner William Lee says out in the groves it's a whole different story.

"The number of boxes are way down," says Lee.

It's forced him to raise the price.

"It's the price of fruit. All varieties, a lot have doubled in the past two to three years in price," he says.

So what's causing the shortage? Farmers blame citrus greening, a bacterial disease that weakens trees before killing them.

"Oranges have gone from $4-$5 a bag to $10-$12," says Lee.

It's something customers have had to come to terms with.

"It's kind of sad. It costs to be healthy," says Cheri Holland.

Lee fears it could only get worst.

"It really crippled the citrus industry. Everything's going up," says Lee.

Lee will continue to be open six days a week, but he says if there isn't a cure found for citrus greening it could be a different story for farmers out in the field.

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