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UPDATE: Limited Colored Potato Supplies

October 17, 2019

Persistent rain, cold weather, and snow continue to curtail harvesting in the Michigan, North Dakota, and Wisconsin growing regions. Expect rising prices.

  • Growers are contending with saturated fields and standing water, limiting access to fields for production
  • Current conditions could affect the quality of long-term storage supplies   
  • Of major concern is how the adverse weather will affect the Red River Valley growing region in Minnesota and North Dakota
    • The Red River Valley is the largest producer of red potatoes in the U.S.
    • Roughly 50% of the potato crop is still in the ground
  • Demand will shift toward western growing regions, such as Idaho and Washington, which are also experiencing weather-related harvesting challenges

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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