Article Date 05/12/2019

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A french fry shortage could be coming after weak potato harvest

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A shortage of french fries could be coming, Bloomberg reported Monday.


Cold weather and the impact of Hurricane Dorian have damaged potato crops in the United States and Canada. That means smaller spuds and pressure on supplies for french fry processors, according to Bloomberg. French fry makers tend to use longer potatoes.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is estimating that domestic potato output will drop 6.1% this year, its lowest level since 2010. Idaho, the nation's top potato producer, is expected to see its harvest fall 5.5%.


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