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July 13, 2023

Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho and Washington Potatoes are available.  

Storage Crop  

  • Idaho
    • MFC Burbank Potatoes are the sole variety shipping out Eastern Idaho; MFC Norkotah Potatoes are available in the southern part of Idaho
    • Supplies will run through mid- to late August
  • Washington
    • MFC Norkotah Potatoes will continue to ship from storage
    • Supplies will begin to run out in mid-July, pushing demand toward sheds with remaining stocks in the area
  • Sizing in Idaho and Washington:
  • 40- through 70-count supplies are limited
  • 90– through 120-count potatoes are readily available
  • Quality is good in both regions: air checks and pressure/shoulder bruising will be seen sporadically in remaining storage supplies (both Norkotahs and Burbanks)
  • Air checks are tiny thumbnail-like cracks caused by stress due to abrupt temperature changes
  • Pressure and shoulder bruising (soft, external indents) result from constant contact with adjacent potatoes, or the floor, while raw product sits in storage piles

New Crop 

  • Idaho
    • Norkotah harvesting will begin in the western part of the state by early August
    • Harvests in the southern and eastern areas of Idaho will start in mid- to late August
    • New crop Burbanks will enter the market in late September/early October
  • Washington:
    • Norkotah production will start in late July

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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