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Canadian potato producers left more crops in the ground this year than in any prior year on record, raising the possibility of price increases for consumers.
A shortage of potatoes could be on the horizon as a wet and cold fall, combined with an increased demand for the vegetable, has left farmers and french fry producers with a tight supply.
Farmers across Canada left thousands of acres of potato crops unharvested after a slew of bad weather created challenging conditions, setting the stage for a possible shortage of the starchy dinner table staple.
The University of Maine says it's releasing a new type of gourmet potato.