Production

USDA estimates 2019 potato crop at 422.45 million cwt, down 6%

As usual, Idaho and Washington led the U.S. in potato production in 2019, followed by Wisconsin, Oregon and North Dakota.

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Industry Profiles

Ryan Ellis, Idahoan
Overcoming negative reputation of dried potatoes biggest goal for Idahoan exec Ellis

“We start with 100% Idaho potatoes from local growers, and then we wash, peel, boil and mash them like you would at home.” — Ryan Ellis, Idahoan Foods

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New Varieties

La belle russet
Cultivar Corner: La Belle Russet similar to Burbank, Norkotah with some notable exceptions

Northwest Potato Variety Development’s La Belle has similar traits as Burbank and Norkotah when it comes to most diseases, with moptop virus being an exception.

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