The United States may face a french fry shortage as stock has caught up with poor potato crop. After the cold and rainy weather, not enough long potatoes are growing, according to Bloomberg. Cool conditions reportedly began in October, leaving crops in Manitoba, North Dakota and Minnesota having to abandon their supplies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has predicted a 6.1% drop in production, the lowest since 2010. This shape of potato in particular is required for the long shaped golden goodness.
Foreign producers may need to come to assistance to help replenish the loss resulting in higher prices at the grocery store.