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The Potato Sector
Idaho is the top contributor to the total United States potato harvest, contributing almost a third of all potatoes grown in the United States.

With [count] french fry factories Idaho is also the place where most potatoes for french fry production are grown and processed.

Sixty two percent of all Idaho® potatoes are used to make processed products such as frozen and dehydrated; 29% are shipped fresh and 9% are grown for certified seed.

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Key areas for potato cultivation in Idaho

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US Fall Potato Production: Top Ten States. Source: USDA-NASS: Potato Stocks (December 2014)

The top potato varieties grown in Idaho (fall harvest 2016, by acreage) are:

  1. Russet Burbank (51.3%)
  2. Russet Norkota (16.7%)
  3. Ranger Russet(13.1%)
All other varieties count for less than 3% of the Idaho Fall acreage.

Agricultural Statistics Idaho

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Potato Production in 2012: 141,820.00 (000) cwt Fall crop only
Potato Yield in 2012: 412.00 cwt/acre Fall crop only
Potato Area Harvested in 2011: 319,000.00 acres Fall crop only
Potato Production in 2011: 128,760.00 (000) cwt Fall crop only
Potato Yield in 2011: 404.00 cwt/acre Fall crop only