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Fries With That? Maybe Not As US Faces Potential Potato Shortage

Damaged crops may result in a shortage of French fries in the coming year, according to Bloomberg.
Damaged crops may result in a shortage of French fries in the coming year, according to Bloomberg. Photo Credit: Pixabay

A new report says Americans may soon face a shortage of everyone's favorite form of potato - the French fry, Bloomberg.com says.

Unfavorable growing conditions have damaged crops at producers in both the United States and Canada, prompting processors to purchase supplies and send them across the continent, according to the report.

Industry experts say the likelihood of potato price hikes is high for the coming year, Bloomberg.com says.

The United States Department of Agriculture expects this year's domestic output to decrease by 6.1 percent, the lowest rate since 2010. Specific estimates will be released on Friday, Dec. 6.

Click here to read the Bloomberg report.

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