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August 1, 2022

Remaining Idaho storage supplies are nearly depleted. Very few Idaho sheds have potatoes left to ship. Prices continue to increase, setting new all-time highs each day.

Remaining Storage Stocks

  • The strength of current demand is overwhelming all sheds with remaining volume
  • Idaho suppliers will struggle to cover regular orders for the next few weeks
  • To extend storage stocks as long as possible, suppliers have shortened daily production schedules, further limiting the overall amount of potatoes available to ship
  • Size substitutions will be required for order fulfillment
  • Many requested ship dates will need to be adjusted
  • 40- to 80-count stocks remain extremely limited; 90- through 120-count supplies continue to tighten as well
  • Remaining supply exceeds demand in Colorado; storage stocks are nearly depleted
  • The Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin seasons have concluded

New Crop Potatoes

  • New crop production has begun in Washington; early volume is low
  • Idaho harvesting will start in a very limited manner the week of August 8; the bulk of production will not get underway until the week of August 22
  • Idaho and Washington growers anticipate early season yields to be dominated by 70- to 90-count potatoes
    • Size profile is not expected to increase until late August
    • U.S. No. 2 production will be limited until potatoes are shipped out of storage, as supplies look their best straight out of the field
  • Colorado and Wisconsin production will begin in late August
  • Texas potatoes are forecast to ship the week of August 15
  • Expect elevated markets to persist until early September

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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