After unfavorable weather conditions last fall, sweet potato yields dropped from 224 cwt. per acre in 2017 to 190 cwt. per acre in 2018. This season producers are looking forward to the new crop to bring better yields.
Retailers and distributors who have supported kids-oriented programs like Produce for Kids and PMA’s Eat Brighter! initiative say the programs can help lift sales while encouraging kids to eat healthy.