Australia suffering from a potato shortage after wet and cold weather

The great potato famine is upon us. Forget about your potato cakes, crisps and hot chips, there is a shortage in our favourite vegetable. NSW is being hit the hardest, with heavy rain and cold winter months damaging our crops. Farmers say it’s the worst potato shortage in Australia’s history, and told Fairfax Media every state was impacted. “We probably just broke even,” potato farmer Anthony Failla said about the latest season. Potatoes are up to $9 a kilogram in major supermarkets and farmers are struggling just to put the vegetable on the shelves. It’s been a long food shortage too, with potatoes also in short supply last October. The potato industry was baked due to floods wiping out crops and wet grounds making it near impossible to plant more. More

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