News and Stories


September 06, 2019

Idaho Potatoes

  • Unseasonable cold weather and frost events during the growth cycle of this year’s Idaho crop has slowed the maturity, delaying harvest of Burbanks as product sizes up
  • 40 and 50 count will remain extremely limited and at elevated pricing through the remainder of harvest
  • Substitution to Markon First Crop Washington Norkotahs may be necessary to fulfill load volume needs
    • The lower Washington FOB prices will allow product to be delivered below Idaho delivered price levels


  • Crossings were up this weekend; however, most shippers loaded up on supplies in preparation for the rain (primarily small sizes)
  • Rain is forecast through next week in the primary growing region of Veracruz, Mexico
  • Supplies will remain very tight due to wet weather, muddy fields, and delayed harvests
  • 110- through 200-count will remain extremely tight; supplies continue to favor 230 and 250 count sizes

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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