USDA index of prices shows gains in potato prices, but still below 2009

The July index for potatoes and dry beans, at 151, is up 7.1 percent from last month but 11 percent below July 2009, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service All Farm Products Index of Prices.

The all potato price, at $8.88 per cwt., is up 63 cents from June but down 93 cents from last July.


Originally posted Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010