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From left to right: Jordan Reed, Breanna, 5 years Mia, Addison, 8, and Owen, 10 pose in a neighbor’s potato field in Pasco, Washington on May 1, 2020. A billion pounds of excess potatoes in Washington state, second largest potato producer in the country. About 70 percent of its crop usually goes to overseas, to Pacific Rim countries primarily, in the form of french fries, but with so many restaurants/food service closed in U.S. and internationally, they have way more potatoes than they can sell. Last year they didn’t have enough to meet demand; now growers are facing the prospect of losing it all. (photo by Karen Ducey for the Los Angeles Times)

From left to right: Jordan Reed, Breanna, 5 years Mia, Addison, 8, and Owen, 10 pose in a neighbor’s potato field in Pasco, Washington on May 1, 2020. A billion pounds of excess potatoes in Washington state, second largest potato producer in the country. About 70 percent of its crop usually goes to overseas, to Pacific Rim countries primarily, in the form of french fries, but with so many restaurants/food service closed in U.S. and internationally, they have way more potatoes than they can sell. Last year they didn’t have enough to meet demand; now growers are facing the prospect of losing it all. (photo by Karen Ducey for the Los Angeles Times)