Potato farmers having the low-carb blues

Filed under: Business,Low-carb side effects — Tags: — @ May 10, 2004

potato.jpgThe AP has an article about the effect of decreasing potato sales on potato farmers. Potato acreage peaked in 1996 and has steadily dropped since. Adding to the problem are lower prices for potatoes–currently 14% lower than a year ago.

bq. The National Potato Promotion Board recently launched a $4.5 million campaign that mixes print advertising, public relations, and partnerships with weight-loss groups to educate consumers about the healthy benefits of potatoes.

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