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April 03, 2020

The Idaho potato market is leveling out. Demand remains stronger than normal for retail bags. Prices for 40- to 70-count stocks are weak.  

  • Idaho 40- to 70-count cartons are abundant
  • Storage crop quality is very good, but pressure bruising and hollow heart will become more prevalent in potatoes weighing 10 ounces and larger
  • 5/10-pound, 10/5-pound, and 6/8-pound retail bales are available
    • Non A-size packs are tighter
    • Jumbo 10-ounce minimum supplies are being substituted
  • The increase in demand is forecast to cause a gap in Idaho potato supplies by late July; new crop harvesting is estimated to begin August 3

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