The U.S. may face a French fry shortage due to a poor potato crop. That’s according to a Bloomberg report.
Cold and wet weather this year has stunted the growth of potatoes.
Retailers rely on long potatoes to make French fries, but there’s not enough of those to go around.
U.S. potato producers are 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 a little over 6% for the year, the lowest drop since 2010.
This all could mean higher prices for potatoes at the grocery store.
- KSN Storm Track 3 Digital Extra: Temperature importance when it comes to rain/snow, winter storm update
- Stimulus checks? Here’s a breakdown of what’s in the $908 billion bipartisan economic plan
- California sheriff who refused to enforce COVID-19 order tests positive for virus
- Etienne leads Wichita St. past Oral Roberts 85-80
- Kansas City metro parents fighting back on KSHSAA’s ban of fans from middle and high school winter sports