UPDATE: LIMITED LARGE-SIZE POTATOES

July 7, 2022

Supplies of 40- through 70-count potatoes are extremely limited in remaining storage stocks from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Prices will continue rising.

  • 40- and 50- count supplies are currently the tightest
  • Demand is now shifting to 60- and 70- count sizes, putting strain on remaining stocks of these sizes
  • Size substitutions may be required for order fulfillment
  • Many Northwest suppliers have already depleted their storage volume; several others expect to experience a 7- to 14-day supply gap in late July and early August
  • The overall shortage has pushed demand toward those growers with any remaining potatoes
  • Remaining supplies also exceed demand in other regions such as Colorado, Texas, and Wisconsin

New Crop Norkotahs

  • New crop harvesting will begin in early August
  • Growers anticipate early harvests to yield predominantly 70- to 90-count sizes
  • Size is not expected to increase until late August
  • Expect elevated markets to persist until early September

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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