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Sweet potato consumption in the U.S. nearly doubled over 15 years, from about 4 pounds per person in 2000. (U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr)MoreCloseclosemore
Sweet potato consumption in the U.S. nearly doubled over 15 years, from about 4 pounds per person in 2000. (U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr)

Chances are sweet potatoes will show up on your table during Thanksgiving and the December holidays. But they're not just for holiday meals. Americans are eating more sweet potatoes today than they have in decades, and farmers are churning out numbers we haven't seen in 70 years.

Kristofor Husted (@krishusted) from Harvest Public Media went to find out why.

This segment aired on November 20, 2017.

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