Why a farmer gave away millions of potatoes A potato farmer in Idaho decides to give away millions of potatoes when the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the usual channels through which he sells them.
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A Mountain Of Potatoes With Nowhere To Go

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While millions of Americans are struggling to get enough to eat and supermarkets are running out of certain foods, farmers all over the country are trashing their crops. Why aren't these crops getting sent to stores?

The recent collapse of the restaurant industry has disrupted the U.S. food supply chain, and many of the crops grown specifically for restaurants have no place to go.

Instead of letting his harvest rot, a farmer in Idaho came up with a creative outcome for his mountain of potatoes.