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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

September 20, 2019

Idaho potato prices have eased; the new crop harvest continues to progress.

  • New crop harvesting is expected to be completed in late October
  • Once harvesting has ended, growers typically gain control of supply levels, pushing up prices
  • Strong retail demand for Thanksgiving will begin in early November; carton prices will decrease as more raw product enters the market to run orders for retail bags
  • Large-size Idaho Norkotah stocks (40- through 70-count potatoes) remain limited; small-size potatoes (90- through 100-count supplies) are ample 
  • Quality is very good: the majority of fresh-run Norkotahs are meeting U.S. No. 1 grade specifications, limiting No. 2 production

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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