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Retail Sales from July 1, 2018 - September 30, 2022 (USD)

US Retail Sales Soared for Potatoes July-September 2022

December 03, 2022
US Potato retail sales increased in dollar sales by 17.8% but decreased in volume sales by 2.1% from July - September 2022 compared to the same timeframe a year ago. Despite a small decrease in volume sales.
Eagle Eye says Idaho potato crop showing high quality but smaller sizing

Eagle Eye says Idaho potato crop showing high quality but smaller sizing

October 03, 2022
Eagle Eye Produce had been harvesting new crop potatoes for several weeks before beginning harvest for its storage supplies the week after Labor Day. While it is still too early to know the overall projection for the crop.
Retail consumers spent more on potatoes

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%.
National Potato Council Statement on Joint U.S.-Mexico Announcement on Potential Reopening of Mexican Market to U.S. Potatoes

National Potato Council on Joint US-Mexico Announcement on Potential Reopening of Mexican Market to US Potatoes

April 06, 2022
The National Potato Council released the following statement in response to a joint announcement by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Mexico Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Víctor Villalobos 
American Frozen Food Institute and IRI Partner to Drive Growth for Frozen Food Manufacturers and Retailers.

American Frozen Food Institute and IRI Partner to Drive Growth for Frozen Food Manufacturers and Retailers

October 03, 2021
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and IRI® announced a new partnership to provide AFFI members with complimentary access to IRI data on frozen food performance in real-time.
Dale Lathim, executive director of the Potato Growers of Washington.

2020 Potato contract negotiations underway

January 07, 2020
Negotiations are underway for next year’s potato grower contracts in Washington.
Potato harvest in Idaho (undated)

East Idaho Potato growers barely break even, according to University of Idaho report.

January 29, 2019
Idaho potato farmers are getting paid about the same amount for their spuds as they're investing in raising them, according to a University of Idaho Extension agricultural economist's report, presented during the Idaho Potato Conference.
Accounting for 69 percent of the potato production in 2017, Russets are still by far the most important potato type in the United States.

Potatoes Annual Summary: 2017 US Potato Production Up Slightly

September 18, 2018
Earlier this month, USDA-NASS published its annual report 'Potatoes 2017 Summary; September 2018'. The 2017 data indicate a slight increase of the total potato production in the United States compared to the previous year.
Minnesota and North Dakota potato growers in the Red River Valley produce most of the red potatoes in the United States (Courtesy: Red River Valley Potatoes / Facebook)

USDA buys large amount of red potatoes to 'reduce the strain on red potato producers'

July 02, 2018
Red Potato Farmers in North Dakota and Minnesota helped out by a $3 million in purchase of red potatoes for nutrition assistance programs through U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).
An Idaho potato Field before harvest

USDA estimates the 2017 Idaho Potato Crop Value at $1.2 billion, up 22.7 percent

March 06, 2018
The USDA reported the preliminary estimated value for the Idaho® Potato crop of 2017 at USD 1.2 billion, a 22.7% leap from the previous year.

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