Last week, the focus was on common Thanksgiving foods and which states produce them. Today a look at potato production in the European Union. Unlike the United States, there is no one state that completely dominates production of the crop. Rather, in the EU it takes both Germany and Poland to take up the share that Idaho takes up in the US. Not unlike the US though, potatoes are primarily produced in northern states.
This week, the focus is on common Thanksgiving foods and which states produce them. The geographically accurate cartogram above redraws the states' sizes based on potato production. Specifically the number of acres harvested. All 50 states produce the crop but there is one clear leader in the production of potatoes accounting for nearly one-third of the acres dedicated to the root: Idaho.