Pa. chip maker hurt by crop potato shortage

Posted: July 02, 2008

MIDDLEBURG, Pa. - A Snyder County company that makes potato chips is having trouble because of the weather.

Normally, Ira Middleswarth & Son gets eight tractor-trailer loads of potatoes from its supplier each week. Middleswarth Vice President Jeff Golf says his company is now getting only four.

Golf says lack of rain is causing low potato yields throughout the South. Floods in the Midwest are causing trouble for the crop there. He's hoping to get potatoes from southern Virginia and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

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