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October 26, 2022

Idaho potato demand is strong; expect increased prices over the next several weeks.

  • With harvesting now complete, growers are able to control supply levels and hold back shipments; rather than a normal Monday through Friday, five-day work week, many suppliers are taking a day or two off
  • Demand from potato processors is also affecting markets; many processors are offering to pay well above the current market levels
  • Strong retail demand for Thanksgiving holiday will also add pressure to the market
  • 90- to 100-count supplies have tightened
    • Smaller potatoes are used for retail packs
    • As suppliers regulate raw product for production, fewer small-size potatoes are making their way to packing sheds

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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