French Fry Shortage To Be Faced By U.S.


Various potato crops are affected in the U.S. and Canada as they have been experiencing very cold and rainy weather.

In order to keep their suppliers with a hefty supply of fresh potatoes, potato processors are doing what they can to ensure that it is enough through the cold and rainy seasons.


“French fry demand has just been outstanding lately, and so suppliers can’t meet the demand,” Idaho Potato Commission’s Travis Blacker told the news outlet.

In a report, they say that the United Potato Growers of Canada’s crops took a major blow of about three billion pounds than last year. Oregon experienced a production fall of about 16 percent, while North Dakota saw an 11.8 percent fall. However, there were a few states who actually saw an increase in production.

“It’s a manageable situation,” Kevin MacIsaac of the United Potato Growers of Canada says. “Potatoes are going to have to move from one channel to another that they sometimes don’t move in a normal year.”

Hopefully, they can get some potatoes that will last all season because what is a good burger without french fries. Take a look at what some Twitter users had to say about the possible shortage.