UPDATE: Rising Idaho Potato Prices
June 25, 2020
The Idaho potato market is rising. Low temperatures during the October 2019 harvests have affected the integrity of storage crop Burbanks. Expect packing delays until new crop, fresh-run Norkotahs become available in early August. Placing orders in advance is recommended to ensure coverage.
Demand for raw product is increasing, creating competition for remaining 2019-2020 fresh-market crop availability
Processer demand has risen as North America opens from COVID Shelter In Place
USDA Food Box programs are utilizing stocks of small potatoes (90-, 100-count, and non-A)
Prices are elevated
Supplementing MFC Washington Norkotahs may be necessary to bridge the gap until new crop, Idaho Norkotahs enter the market
New crop harvesting is to begin on August 10
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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