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August 2, 2023

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

Storage Crop

  • Idaho
    • MFC Burbank Potatoes are beginning to wind down; supplies will run through mid- to late August
    • Expect the market to soften with the start of the new crop season approaching


  • 40- through 50-count supplies are limited
  • 90– through 120-count potatoes are readily available
  • Quality is good; air checks and pressure/shoulder bruising will be seen sporadically in remaining storage supplies
  • 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 early next week
    • Harvests in the southern and eastern areas of Idaho will start mid- to late August
    • New crop Burbanks will enter the market early October
  • Washington:
    • Norkotah production has begun
    • Quality is excellent; pack outs favor 90-through 120 count potatoes

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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