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Idaho potato shortage rumor cleared

Consumers are worried about the possibility of not having enough French fries, after this year’s potato shortage.

Between Oct. 9 and 11, a cold spell impacted 15 percent of the potato crop in Idaho, but 85 percent was already harvested, according to Frank Muir, the Idaho Potato Commission President and CEO.

That was 13 billion pounds of potatoes, down from about 14 billion pounds last year.

“That’s enough potatoes if you made that into one huge pile. It would be enough to fill a football stadium end zone to end zone one mile high,” Muir tells KMVT.

Although this has been a difficult year for some farmers in Idaho, it is much worse in certain parts of the Midwest and in Canada.

So, for all the French fries lovers out there, don’t panic. People can still order as many fries as they want.

Read the full report on KMVT11 here and watch a video

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Lukie Pieterse, Editor/Publisher of Potato News Today


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