The next few weeks will continue to be the most challenging for order fulfillment. Expect highly elevated markets and supply struggles to persist into September.
Remaining Storage Stocks
- Final storage facilities will be depleted this week for the few remaining Idaho shippers with available supply
- Many Idaho suppliers are already experiencing a supply gap between their storage and new crop
- Sheds with product will continue to significantly slow production and limit daily shipments to stretch volume out the remainder of the week
- Size substitutions will be required for best order fulfillment; expect requested ship dates to be adjusted for allocation
- 40- to 80-count stocks remain extremely limited; 90- to 120-count supplies continue to tighten
New Crop Potatoes
- Central Idaho growers have begun to harvest in a limited manner
- The first set of Eastern Idaho shippers have begun to harvest this week, but also in a limited way
- The bulk of Idaho production will not begin until the week of August 30
- Early pack-outs will be on the small side; heavy to 70- to 90-counts
- Supply has improved; early season volume remains dominated by 70- to 90-count potatoes
- Washington may supplement supply shortages in Idaho; however, due to the small sizing this has not been a viable option
- U.S. No. 2 production will be tight until potatoes are shipped out of storage, as supplies look their best straight out of the field
- Limited quantities of Texas potatoes are now being gathered; early harvests are also inadequate in size
- Colorado and Wisconsin production will begin in September
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
©2022 Markon Cooperative, Inc. All rights reserved.