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June 30, 2020

The Idaho potato market continues to climb. Freezing 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 supplies
  • Processor demand has risen as North America opens from COVID-19 shelter in place rules
  • Supplementing Washington Markon First Crop Norkotah Potatoes may be necessary to bridge the gap until new crop, Idaho Norkotahs enter the market
  • New crop harvesting is set to begin during the week of August 3

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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