Production

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

Data compiled by the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service's (USDA-NASS) regional offices estimates that ... more »

Colorado potato production decrease reflects fewer harvested acres

Potato growers in Colorado produced an estimated 19.67 million cwt of potatoes this year, down 9% from last year’s crop. Potatoes produced in the... more »

USDA survey: Less irrigation water used than five years ago

There were 231,474 farms with 55.9 million irrigated acres, which included 83.4 million acre-feet of water applied in the United States, according to ... more »

Nebraska potato crop expected to be close to last year, acreage up again

Potato crop estimates for Nebraska would have production just about on par with 2018. The USDA-NASS predicts the Nebraska crop will total 9,260,000... more »

20% of North Dakota’s potato crop unharvested, disaster relief approved

It has been a rough fall for farmers in the Red River Valley, and estimates for the potato crop reflect that. Because of flooding and early freezes... more »

Michigan looks to have record-level potato yields, increased production

Potato yields are expected to reach record numbers in Michigan for the 2019 growing season. According to the USDA National Agriculture Statistics S... more »

Pacific Northwest potato yield rates, production expected to dip for 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has begun releasing 2019 estimates for major potato-producing states i... more »

Colorado Potato Beetle by Zeke Jennings

A new method for controlling Colorado potato beetles

{Sponsored} With nearly 200 million pounds of potatoes at stake, Wysocki Produce Farms can’t afford to lose their crop. In 2018 that could have hap... more »

Researchers identify virus that increases late blight’s potency

Descendants of the fungus-like pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s — Phytophthora infestans — may have had a helping hand... more »

Recent cold stretch has Red River Valley harvest efforts about done

Potato farmers in the Red River Valley area of Western Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota have done about all they can to salvage their crop. Now, the... more »


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