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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