Jun 17, 2021US potato stocks up 13% from last year, per USDA
Potato stocks in Idaho on June 1, 2021 totaled 26.0 million cwt. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 109 million cwt, according to a June 16 report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Northwest Regional Field Office.
Potato stocks in Oregon totaled 3.90 million cwt on June 1. Disappearance to date was 23.1 million cwt.
In Washington, June 1 potato stocks totaled 13.8 million cwt. Disappearance to date totaled 84.8 million cwt.
Nationally, the major potato states held 65.3 million cwt in storage on June 1, 2021, up 13% from June 1, 2020. Potatoes in storage accounted for 16% of the states’ 2020 production compared with 14% a year earlier. The indicated potato disappearance, at 349 million cwt, was down 5% from the same period last year. Season-to-date shrink and loss, at 24.0 million cwt, was 8% higher than the same time last year.
Processors in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon used 73.1 million cwt of potatoes for the season, up 5% from June 1, 2020. In Washington and other Oregon counties, 78.1 million cwt of potatoes had been used by processors for the season, down 1% from the previous year. Processors in the eight states used 187 million cwt of potatoes for the season, down slightly from June 2020.