UPDATE: Idaho and Washington Potatoes
January 15, 2020
Idaho and Washington potato prices continue to rise. Cold weather has limited packing hours, as well as slowed truck movements on highways. Suppliers will try to utilize their onsite storage stocks, but additional loading delays are expected this week.
More cold weather will cause further loading delays this week; temperatures must be 18 degrees or higher to haul potatoes from cellars to packing sheds
Idaho prices continue to rise, but should stabilize in February and March
Washington Norkotah markets are elevated; demand is shifting from Idaho to Washington
Prices for 40- to 100-count cartons exceed those for Idaho Norkotahs
Ideal growing conditions produced a higher percentage of 40- to 70-count stocks
Markon expects markets to remain consistently higher than the 2018-2019 season
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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