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October 24, 2022

Idaho’s potato harvest is now complete; overall demand is strong. Expect markets to increase over the next few weeks.

  • With harvesting now complete, growers can control supply levels and hold back shipments to push prices upward
  • Added demand from potato processors is affecting markets; many processors are offering to pay suppliers well above the current market levels
  • Strong retail demand for the Thanksgiving holiday will also add pressure to the market
  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Norkotah Potatoes are being shipped out of storage
  • MFC Burbank Potato volume will be placed in storage sheds until the sweat process is complete
    • Burbank supplies will undergo the sweat process to shed excess moisture after being harvested
    • The process lasts approximately three to four weeks or until the outer skin is cured sufficiently
    • After the sweat process is complete, skins will have a smooth, net-like appearance
  • MFC Burbank Potatoes will begin shipping from storage the week of October 31

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.