2019 harvest

Potatoes in stock up ‘slightly’ from a year ago, according to USDA

Potato stocks in Idaho totaled 97.0 million cwt as of Dec. 1, 2020. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 39.5 million cwt, the USDA's National... READ MORE »

Washington potatoes valued at record-high $934 million for 2019, up 19%

The value of Washington-produced potatoes jumped 19% for 2019 to a record-high $934 million, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics ... READ MORE »

Idaho potatoes valued at a record $1.04 billion in 2019

One again, potatoes were the third most valuable commodity in Idaho agriculture in 2019 behind only milk and cattle. Total potatoes value was a record... READ MORE »

Final USDA tally for 2019 has potatoes sold at 395 million cwt, down 2%

All potato production in 2019 totaled 424 million cwt, down 2% from the 2018 crop for comparable U.S. states. Harvested area, at 937,300 acres, was do... READ MORE »

Rep. Simpson discusses how CFAP fell short with potato industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) didn’t do enough to clean out the backed-up potato supply chain, s... READ MORE »

Potatoes USA report shows how dependent industry is on foodservice

Recent data released by Potatoes USA shows just how important foodservice is to the potato industry. The report — compiled from Technomic, IRI Re... READ MORE »

Total US potato stocks at 204.3 million hundredweight as of Feb. 1

Total potato stocks in the U.S. were at 204.3 million cwt, in comparison to 212.8 million cwt at the same time last year, according to the USDA's Nati... READ MORE »

US potato stocks down 4%, processing numbers continue to increase

Potato stocks in the U.S. are down about 4% from this time last year, reported the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service Northwest Regional ... READ MORE »

Canadian potato crop rebounds, but still sees heavy lost acreage

Statistics Canada estimates the 2019 Canadian potato crop at 106.577 million cwt, up 4% from a down 2018 season and on par with 2017. Canadian grow... READ MORE »

Pump the brakes on the shortage of french fries

Chances are you’ve seen the headlines regarding an impending french fry shortage. A Dec. 2 story from Bloomberg, titled “America Braces for Pos... READ MORE »

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