Coronavirus leaves Washington farmers with a big problem: What do you do with a billion pounds of potatoes?

A billion pounds of potatoes surplus in Washington state
Kevin Weber loads a bag of potatoes from one of Weber Family Farms’ refrigerated storage bays in Quincy, Wash. This particular bay holds 16 million pounds of potatoes and stands around 20 feet tall in a building 340 feet long -- just slightly less than the length of a football field.
(Karen Ducey / For The Times)

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