We Could Be Heading Into A French Fry Shortage


According to CNBC we could be heading into a french fry shortage after a weak potato harvest.

The US Department of Agriculture has said that we have had the weakest potato harvest in North America since 2010. They claimed that the crops were 6.1% lower than last year and that 18% of Manitoba's potatoes were left unharvested. Manitoba is the second largest potato producer for Canada.

Idaho is expecting to see a 5.5% decrease in their harvest.

Hurricane Dorian and cold weather are said to be the cause of the poor crops.

How does this effect french fries? It means a limited supply of potatoes are able to be purchased, and those that are available are likely to be smaller than usual. French fries tend to be made from longer potatoes.