Potato News from Colorado
Star-studded Potato Expo 2023 to Feature Celebrity Chefs, ‘Chopped’ and ‘Chopped Junior’ Host
October 05, 2022
When celebrity chef Simon Majumdar tweeted a photo of his Potato Expo 2022 cooking demonstration last January, Duff Goldman bemoaned missing the show.
US Retail consumers spent more on potatoes
September 26, 2022
US Potato retail sales increased in dollar sales but decreased in volume sales from July 2021 - June 2022, compared to the same timeframe a year ago. As consumer prices increased by 10.5%, retail dollar sales increased by 5.7%.
Meet the growers leading the Potatoes USA committees
August 22, 2022
There are five Potatoes USA Board Member committees that are overseen and led by nine members of the industry. Together, with the Chair and Past Chair, these committee chairs also make up the Executive Committee. Meet the Committee Chairs...!
Potatoes from southern Colorado could soon be shipped to Mexico
July 27, 2022
U.S. farmers started shipping fresh potatoes into the Mexican interior in May, about 20 years after an initial deal was signed between the two countries.
Potatoes USA Elects 2022 - 2023 Leadership
April 24, 2022
Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotion board for the potato industry in the United States, elected new leadership during its Annual Meeting on March 9, 2022. The newly elected Chairman and Executive Committee will lead the Board through 2022-2023.
2021 Q1 potato sales at US retail see increases compared to 2019
November 08, 2021
During the first quarter of Potatoes USA’s Marketing Year 2022 (July - September 2021), potato sales decreased in dollars by 1.1% and in volume by 5.7% compared to the same period in 2020.
United States potato sales strong in marketing year 2020-2021
October 02, 2021
The marketing year that ended in June 2021 was unlike any year the US potato industry has ever experienced. With pandemic restrictions ebbing and flowing from June 2020 to July 2021, sales at foodservice fluctuated while retail purchases remained extremely strong throughout the year.
Colorado potato grower Strohauer Farms focuses on the fresh market
September 28, 2021
Strohauer Farms is based in Northern Colorado, so further away from where the majority of potato growers are located in the state which is in the San Luis Valley.
United States potato imports continue to grow
August 27, 2021
United States imports of potatoes and potato products for the July 2020 – June 2021 marketing year increased by 12% in fresh weight equivalent volume and 16% in value, compared to the previous marketing year.
U.S. potato exports recover in Marketing Year 2020/21
August 23, 2021
Exports from the U.S. were impacted by reduced demand and shipping problems starting in January 2020; this reduced demand carried through the end of 2020.