The 13 major potato States held 134 million cwt (6.81 million ton) of potatoes in storage April 1, 2018, up two per cent from April 1, 2017, according to a USDA report released last week.
Potatoes in storage
Potatoes in storage accounted for 33 per cent of the fall storage States’ 2017 production, one percentage point more than last year.
Potato disappearance, at 266 million cwt, was down three per cent from April 1, 2017. Season-to-date shrink and loss, at 19.3 million cwt, was eight per cent lower than the same time last year.
Processors in the eight major States used 146 million cwt of potatoes for the season, up one per cent from April 2017.
Source: PotatoPro and USDA