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UPDATE: Rising Idaho Potato Prices

June 25, 2020

The Idaho potato market is rising. Low temperatures during the October 2019 harvests have affected the integrity of storage crop Burbanks. Expect packing delays until new crop, fresh-run Norkotahs become available in early August. Placing orders in advance is recommended to ensure coverage. 

  • Demand for raw product is increasing, creating competition for remaining 2019-2020 fresh-market crop availability
    • Processer demand has risen as North America opens from COVID Shelter In Place
    • USDA Food Box programs are utilizing stocks of small potatoes (90-, 100-count, and non-A)
    • Prices are elevated
  • Supplementing MFC Washington Norkotahs may be necessary to bridge the gap until new crop, Idaho Norkotahs enter the market
  • New crop harvesting is to begin on August 10

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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