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    Growers say one main reason is that more people are worrying about getting too fat. Several popular weight-reducing plans restrict carbohydrates. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates. American potato farmers also face competition from foreign growers. To deal with these problems, a non-profit organization is working to get farmers to limit potato production. The United Potato Growers of America was formed more than a year ago. Its members plant most of America’s potatoes.
     Over the years, many American potato growers have done their best to grow large crops. Because the more potatoes they produced, the more they had to sell. But too many potatoes for sale mean too little profit. So now the potato growers organization wants to reduce the amount of potatoes reaching the market. The goal is to keep demand strong and continuous. Members promise to plant fewer potatoes. They also promise they will not send potatoes to market when the supply becomes too large.
     The idea began about two years ago when potato growers from the state of Idaho formed a group called the United Potato Growers of Idaho. The group expanded its membership to become a national organization. Idaho potato grower Albert Wada is board chairman of the
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