US May Face French Fry Shortage After Poor Tater Crop
Dec 3, 2019, 8:47 AM
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(CNN) – The U.S. may face a french fry shortage after 2019’s poor potato crop, according to a Bloomberg report.
The cold and wet weather this year has stunted the growth of long potatoes, which retailers rely on to make french fries. American potato producers are now having to turn to foreign producers to help make up for the loss.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that potato production will drop more than 6% for the year – the lowest drop since 2010.
This could lead to higher prices for potatoes at the grocery store and fries at your local restaurant.