Sweet Potato Shortage North Carolina produces more turkeys and sweet potatoes than any other state. But this year, repeated lashings by hurricanes have hurt growers of both products. The state still has millions of turkeys, but one third of the sweet potato crop was destroyed by rain and flooding. Growers say sweet potatoes are available to consumers, but at higher prices, and after the holidays the prices will continue to rise.
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Sweet Potato Shortage

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Sweet Potato Shortage

Sweet Potato Shortage

Sweet Potato Shortage

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North Carolina produces more turkeys and sweet potatoes than any other state. But this year, repeated lashings by hurricanes have hurt growers of both products. The state still has millions of turkeys, but one third of the sweet potato crop was destroyed by rain and flooding. Growers say sweet potatoes are available to consumers, but at higher prices, and after the holidays the prices will continue to rise.