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Excerpts from the report: The sweetpotato industry has experienced a steady decline in per capita consumption of sweetpotatoes over the last 20 years. In 1941 per capita consumption of sweetpotatoes amounted to 18.8 pounds; by 1961 this had declined to 6.8 pounds. Acreage harvested decreased almost three-fourths from 1941 to 1961. Despite an average increase of about 60 percent in yield per acre, total production dropped from 39 million hundredweight in 1934-37 to less than 17 million indoi:10.22004/ag.econ.313112 fatcat:i6mgjfuqr5hqrl7fiqsyds7vxe