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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes - Cold Weather Forecast

December 15, 2017

Extremely low temperatures are expected in Eastern Idaho, beginning next Wednesday evening and continuing through the end of the month. The cold weather may affect the number of finished potatoes packed and delay loading times. Markon will continue to monitor Eastern Idaho weather and update further as needed.

  • Temperatures need to be 18 degrees or warmer to haul potatoes from cellars to packing sheds
  • Growers will not ship potatoes to packing sheds when temperatures are below 18 degrees as the freezing temperatures can cause internal and external bruising, as well as black skins and flesh (located on the outer edges of potatoes and just under the skins)
  • If low temperatures persist for more than a few days, packing hours will be reduced as growers become limited to on-site storage supplies  
  • Below is a weather forecast for the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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