U.S. may face French fry famine after poor potato crop

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The United States may face a shortage of French fries after cold and wet weather led to a poor potato crop this year.

Posted: Dec 3, 2019 12:04 PM

The United States may face a shortage of French fries after cold and wet weather led to a poor potato crop this year.

According to a Bloomberg report, the weather has stunted the growth of potatoes, and most retailers and restaurants need larger, longer potatoes to make French fries.

U.S. potato producers are having to import the right spuds, to make up for the crop loss.

The report says the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts a 6% drop in potato production, the lowest drop since 2010.

This could mean higher prices for potatoes in grocery stores across the nation.

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