Fresh potato movement across North America is expected to be slow for the next three to four months due to poor weather delaying planting, the May 5 issue of the North American Potato Market News (NAPMN) says. Crop development has been slowed due to the storms.
The report says new crop Russets will be available around the last week of July at the earliest. Red potato movement could start to improve by as the 2022 harvest expands. Yellow potato storage supplies are cleaning up quickly.
“Russet table potato prices continue to advance. Tight supplies in Idaho and the Columbia Basin, combined with the risk of a later-than-normal 2022 crop, in some areas, may be driving the price increases,” the report says.