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Ag Zwin
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America is out of potatoes

Went to Walmart for groceries Saturday. Plum cleaned out of bakers and smaller Russets. Not a one in the place.

I said to myself, "Self," I said, "somebody done come into the Walmart and took ALL the taters."

Those little Yukon Gold things don't make a good hash brown, so I held out and decided to stop at another store on the way home.

Sure enough, the Super One was out of them, too.

I had to look it up, and it actually is a thing.

NPR: Wait a minute. A potato shortage? In Idaho? Here’s why.

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”There is not a gap. There are just less potatoes being shipped right now than there normally are this time of year because of the shorter supply that we started the season with,” said Higham.

With Idaho potatoes being a multi-billion-dollar industry, Higham has had to explain to more than a few people lately why last year’s crop was considerably lower than expectations, and the fact that the remains from the crop are trickling to stores in Idaho and beyond.

“As the fresh market goes, the grocery stores – your Albertsons, Walmart, WinCo, that stuff – it is not just Idaho that's having high prices right now. It's the other states as well.”

And as for the higher prices, Higham says they could remain higher for a while longer.


Next thing you know, $1 large fries on the McD app will go away.

Thanks, Biden.
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RobertFootball
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Not true! We have a potato in the White House!
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Post It Bandit
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I thought this thread was gonna be about Biden


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HooDooWitch
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Putin’s potato crisis


SDVTiger
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There was thousands of potatoes at the grocery store here

Venmo me and i will ship to you


GeauxGutsy
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Went to Walmart for groceries Saturday. Plum cleaned out of bakers and smaller Russets. Not a one in the place.


Wife and MIL were talking about this yesterday


ELVIS U
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The Great American Potato Famine.


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Ag Zwin
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Wife and MIL were talking about this yesterday

It's like we don't even have rules around here anymore.


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DesScorp
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Putin’s potato crisis


Would anyone really be shocked if USDA framed it this way?


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alphaandomega
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There was thousands of potatoes at the grocery store here

Venmo me and i will ship to you



Keep it under $600 or the IRS will come after you.


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JJJimmyJimJames
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potato prices have been going WAY up the last few weeks

Obama3

They are intentionally damaging America and Americans


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PsychTiger
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Not true! We have a potato in the White House!




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Ag Zwin
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Keep it under $600 or the IRS will come after you.

That's like 4 potatoes.


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DownSouthJukin
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When life takes your potatoes, eat potato chips.
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NCIS_76
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Look at the price of a bag of potato chips. It’s absurd.


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CuyahogaTigerJr
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Member since Aug 2018
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From my produce buyers… long term out of stock on all russets, all we can get is gold and red … and boy are they selling well in the absence… just had my last few Idaho’s for dinner, got 2 left now


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Deplorableinohio
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Precursor to a mass emigration to Ireland.


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tommy2tone1999
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Aw shit! I guess it's back to Ireland for my family after 154 years.


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CleverUserName
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FBI looking to see if Trump was in Idaho this year.


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AndyCBR
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Fun fact:

Most potatoes you buy start out as seed potatoes in Idaho and those seed potatoes get shipped to many other states to grow into the final product.

So, Idaho’s largest potato product is these seed potatoes.


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