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March 28, 2023

 Sufficient supplies of Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Burbank and Norkotah Potatoes are available.

Storage Crop

  • Large sizes (40- through 70-count stocks) are tight; 90- through 100-count stocks are adequate
  • Quality remains excellent for both varieties; pack-outs favor No. 1 quality, with limited No. 2 availability
  • Prices are expected to rise as Norkotah stocks begin to wind down in late May; Burbanks will be the sole variety for the remainder of the season
  • Limited Burbank stocks are expected to ship through mid- to late July

New Crop

  • New crop planting normally gets underway in mid-April
  • Snow could delay plantings in some regions
  • Growers are hoping to see spring-like weather in April in order to plant the crop by May
  • Norkotah harvesting and packing would normally begin early to mid-August

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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