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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

October 26, 2017

The 2017 Idaho potato harvest is complete. Carton prices will remain relatively steady, but may weaken, depending on demand.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Norkotah Potatoes are readily available; limited supplies of packer label Burbanks are now on the market
  • MFC Burbank Potatoes will begin shipping from storage the week of November 6; these stocks are held in storage sheds until the sweat process is complete
  • Strong demand for the Thanksgiving holiday typically begins in early November
    • Additional raw product is needed to produce orders for retail bags
    • The result of producing additional retail bags is larger sizes used for foodservice cartons
  • Storage crop Idaho White Russet potatoes will be available at the end of next week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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