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A french fry shortage could be coming after weak potato harvest
Source CNBC News
A shortage of french fries could be coming, Bloomberg reported Monday.
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.
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%.