2019 harvest

Red River Valley growers facing significant loss of fresh potato crop

Ongoing poor weather conditions in the Red River Valley have potato growers facing significant losses. Ted Kreis, marketing and communications ... READ MORE »

Harvest update: Great Lakes region, Maine making progress getting potatoes out of ground

Potato farmers in Wisconsin have been able to make solid progress harvesting their crop in recent days. Following weeks of above-average rain, that’... READ MORE »

Rain, cold wreak havoc for Red River Valley’s potato harvest

Grand Forks has seen just under 10 inches of rain in the past three weeks, followed by a full-fledged blizzard right in the middle of the potato harve... READ MORE »

Nearly 20% of Idaho potato crop still in ground following hard freeze, says IPC’s Blacker

Farmers in Idaho — the U.S.’s top potato-producing state — have been thrown for a loop by Mother Nature this year. Most recently, sub-freezing ... READ MORE »

Idaho farmers team up to beat hard freeze, Facebook video goes viral

Tensions were high on Idaho farms in the days leading up to Wednesday, Oct. 9. Unseasonably cold temperatures were due to hit overnight, meaning any u... READ MORE »

Harvest update: Rain slowing progress in key potato-growing regions

A wet spring hindered potato planting efforts around the U.S. The harvest season is turning out to be quite wet, as well. In Wisconsin, near-re... READ MORE »

LaBrie Maine red potatoes

Late-summer potato crop progress reports from around the U.S.

Harvest 2019 is right around the corner for the major potato-producing regions in the northern United States. Here are a few reports from around the c... READ MORE »

Irving Farms whites

Maine crop coming into form, in spite of dry conditions

Like most potato-growing regions of the U.S., a wet spring caused planting delays in Aroostook County, Maine. As the calendar turned to summer, condit... READ MORE »

Acreage report discrepancy aside, Idaho growers expecting good year

Idaho potato growers are expecting a good year, albeit probably a smaller crop. In a report by John O’Connell for the Idaho State Journal, plante... READ MORE »

Virginia experiencing ‘unprecedented’ demand for reds and yellows

Virginia is one of the top potato-producing states during the summer months, with an estimated value of production of nearly $17 million in 2018. A... READ MORE »

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