If you’re craving french fries, get them while they are hot because sources say there may be a shortage coming very soon!
The U.S. and Canada have been experiencing very cold and rainy weather which has been affecting the various potato crop.
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According to Bloomberg, potato processors are doing what they can to ensure that through the cold and rainy seasons, they can keep their suppliers with a hefty supply of fresh potatoes.
“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 the 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 told Bloomberg. “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.
🚨The U.S. might be facing a french fry shortage. This is not a drill. 🚨 pic.twitter.com/x5plrRktUp
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) December 3, 2019
This is important news – there may be a French fry shortage due to 6% drop in potato harvest. Nooooo!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/gs9LcVYTdy
— stephen rhymer ✊🆘🏴☠️ (@stephenrhymer) December 3, 2019
It’s reported that there’s a severe potato shortage impacting the french fry market due to heavy wetness of crop fields in the U.S. and Canada. In other news, Five Guys just announced that you’ll actually get the size of fries that you ordered and they’re now starting at $9
— Mr Horse (@ln0217) December 3, 2019