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Aroostook County potato experts expect high quality crop in 2021

Aroostook County potato experts expect high quality crop in 2021

September 14, 2021
Aroostook County agricultural growers are predicting a higher quantity and quality of potato crop than was produced in 2020, due to the less severe weather this summer.
Canadian Potato Crop Update September 6 2021

Canadian Potato Crop Update September 6 2021

September 12, 2021
Weather patterns have continued to influence the outlook for the Canadian potato crop since UPGC’s last update. Eastern Canada (particularly PEI) has received record amounts of rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Idaho potato growers brace for poor crop amid drought, heat

Idaho potato growers brace for poor crop amid drought, heat

September 01, 2021
The hot, dry and smoky growing season has left some Idaho potato farmers bracing for a poor crop. For Randy Hardy of Oakley, harvest will likely be the worst of his career.
Heat, drought stress Red River Valley potato crop, resulting in quality, yield reduction of table stock

Heat, drought stress Red River Valley potato crop, resulting in quality, yield reduction of table stock

August 29, 2021
The toll that hot dry weather took on the Red River Valley 2021 potato crop won’t be visible until harvest begins in a few weeks, but it’s already clear it has affected yields and quality.
United States potato imports continue to grow

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

Las exportaciones de patata de EE. UU. se han recuperado en la temporada 2020/21

August 23, 2021
Las exportaciones totales de patatas de Estados Unidos aumentaron un 4 porciento en volumen y un 1 porciento en valor entre Julio de 2020 y Junio de 2021, en comparación con la temporada anterior.
U.S. potato exports recover in Marketing Year 2020/21

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.
Update on the 2021 Potato Crop in Canada (per August 19)

Update on the 2021 Potato Crop in Canada (per August 19)

August 21, 2021
The potato crop in Canada in mid-August appears to have good potential in many - though not all - regions to meet the needs of industry and to rebound after reductions.
The past 12 months show strong potato sales at US retail

The past 12 months show strong potato sales at US retail

August 19, 2021
From July 2020 - June 2021, potato sales in the United States increased in dollars by 3% but declined slightly in volume by 0.3% compared to the previous July-June marketing year.
All-Yellow Flesh Potatoes Continue Upward Trend in Volume Sales, Profits

All-Yellow Flesh Potatoes Continue Upward Trend in Volume Sales, Profits

August 12, 2021
All-yellow flesh potatoes continue to rise above russets, reds and whites in the critical metric of retailer volume sales, an encouraging sign for grocers as growers ready for their upcoming fall harvests.
US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market.

US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market

July 12, 2021
The United States pressured Mexico on Wednesday to allow genetically modified crops into the country and to open up access to U.S.-grown potatoes. Trade talks were held Wednesday in Mexico City.
National Potato Council letter to Vilsack/Tai: Maintain a ‘trust but verify’ stance with Mexico

National Potato Council letter to Vilsack/Tai: Maintain a ‘trust but verify’ stance with Mexico

July 01, 2021
You may have read last week that Mexican Agriculture Secretary Víctor Villalobos Arámbula is expected to travel to Washington, D.C. in early August to meet with his American counterpart, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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