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Canadian Potato Crop and Harvest Update October 26, 2020
October 27, 2020
Potato harvest in Canada is complete in most provinces with the exception of Quebec, according to this final crop report of the season prepared by the United Potato Growers of Canada
Drought dries up potato harvest revenue in New Brunswick
October 15, 2020
With the harvest season underway, the impact of summer's drought-like conditions is being unearthed in New Brunswick. Due to a lack of rainfall during the growing season, potato farmers say their yields are down significantly for fall 2020.
La Cosecha de Papa en Tucuman, Argentina con Protocolos Sanitarios
October 14, 2020
El gobernador, Juan Manzur, visitó la localidad Argentina de Los Sarmientos, en Aguilares, donde constató y valoró las normas con que se lleva a cabo la recolección.
The Lingít K'úntsx' variety has been grown by coastal Tlingit for over 200 years
September 29, 2020
The smallest potato from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation garden harvest this year was the size of a pea. The spud might be tiny, but its ancestors travelled a long way to get here. The Lingít K'úntsx', or Tlingit potato, has been grown in Alaska for over 200 years.
US Potato sales at retail remain strong
September 28, 2020
Since public health restrictions for COVID-19 were put in place, US potato sales at retail have been well above historical levels.
US Restaurant Sales up in August, but Operators Remain Concerned
September 22, 2020
As total restaurant sales losses in the United States topped USD 185 billion, a majority of operators do not expect their business to fully recover within 6 months.
National Potato Council's annual meeting postponed and combined with Potato D.C. Fly-in in late February
September 17, 2020
The National Potato Council’s annual meeting, in previous years combined with the Potato Expo, will next year be combined with Potato D.C. Fly-in in late February
The WSU study estimates the reduced potato acreage lowers production by 13% or 729,120 tons of potatoes, equivalent to the weight of about 76 Space Needles.
September 11, 2020
A WSU study has estimated the 2020 economic losses from potato production and processing in Washington. The demand shocks of COVID-19 resulted in a hit of roughly $1 billion dollars in gross state product.
Colorado's Skyline Potato starts 2020 on optimistic note
September 09, 2020
Just days before his Center, CO, operation kicked off its 2020 San Luis Valley potato season, Skyline Potato Co. General Manager Les Alderete said he was optimistic about the overall market situation and the coming year.
Ample supplies of medium and small size potatoes on the market in Idaho
September 04, 2020
The Idaho potato harvest has started. For Eagle Eye Produce, the harvest kicked off in central Idaho during the first week of August with their russet potatoes.
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