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May 18, 2021

Supplies of 40- to 70- count Idaho potatoes remain limited. Small-size potatoes (80- to 100-count stocks) dominate remaining Norkotah and Burbank storage volume.  

  • 40- and 50-count sizes are the tightest; the majority of remaining Burbank storage potatoes are small
  • Expect suppliers to only cover regular, weekly averages of 40- and 50- count sizes   
  • Shippers need up to ten working days (in some cases) to generate sufficient volume for 40- and 50-count orders
  • 40- to 70-count pricing will continue to strengthen through the rest of the 2020/2021 season
  • Storage potato quality remains good, however pressure bruising and hollow heart are issues that will continue to challenge the final pack out
    • Raw storage crop quality will weaken as the season progresses
    • Sheds will need to run more raw product to pack the same number of cartons, reducing available supplies

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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