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Northwest Region Potato Stocks on April 1, 2018 Totaled 87.0 million Hundredweight



Potato stocks in Idaho on April 1, 2018 totaled 50.0 million cwt., according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 81.3 million cwt.

April 1 potato stocks in Oregon totaled 7.00 million cwt. Disappearance to date was 14.4 million cwt.

In Washington, April 1 potato stocks totaled 30.0 million cwt. Disappearance to date totaled 69.0 million cwt.

Nationally, the 13 major potato States held 134 million cwt of potatoes in storage April 1, 2018, up 2 percent from April 1, 2017. Potatoes in storage accounted for 33 percent of the fall storage States' 2017 production, 1 percentage point more than last year. Potato disappearance, at 266 million cwt, was down 3 percent from April 1, 2017.

Season-to-date shrink and loss, at 19.3 million cwt, was 8 percent lower than the same time last year.


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