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SIC 0134 Irish Potatoes - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

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The potato, a member of the nightshade family that produces thick, fleshy tubers from underground stems, was introduced into the United States around 1719, but it was not mentioned in crop production data until the 1840 census, which listed 160.4 million pounds of potatoes grown. American per capita potato consumption peaked in the early twentieth century at 198 pounds, dropped to about 103 pounds by 1956, and rose again to its 2002 level of 140 pounds per person as people consumed more processed potatoes.

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