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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

February 19, 2020

Idaho potato supply levels are not meeting demand, especially for 40- to 70-count stocks.

  • Availability of 40- to 70-count cartons will decrease even more as Burbanks become the primary variety packed in early March
  • 80- through 100-count cartons are more readily available
  • Washington’s Norkotah market continues to rise
    • Demand for large potatoes is shifting from Idaho to Washington
    • Prices for 40- to 100-count cartons are comparable to those for Idaho Norkotahs
    • Washington’s 40- and 50-count volume is higher than Idaho’s
  • Expect both the Idaho and Washington potato markets to continue climbing through the rest of the season

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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