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2011 fall potato plantings up 6 percent from 2010

According to statistics released by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service on July 12, 2011 total acreage planted in potatoes this year is 1,082,600 acres - up 6 percent nationally from the 2010 total of 1,021,500 acres

The state of Washington showed a 15 percent increase in acres planted this year, going from 135,000 acres in 2010 to 155,000 acres in 2011. Idaho reported an 8 percent increase this year with 320,000 acres compared to 295,000 acres in 2010.

 

 

Originally posted Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2011

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