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The Potato Sector
In 2013 Wisconsin's potato production ranked third in the United States.

Total potato production in 2013 was 27.28 million cwt .

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

Major Potato varieties grown

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

  1. Frito-Lay varieties (23.1%)
  2. Russet Burbank (15.8%)
  3. Goldrush (12.2%)
  4. Russet Norkotah (10.5%)
  5. Norland (7.7%)
  6. Silverton Russet (6.4%)
  7. Umatilla Russet (6.2%)
  8. Snowden (5.1%)
All other varieties count for less than 3% of the Wisconsin Fall potato acreage.

Agricultural Statistics Wisconsin

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Potato Production in 2016: 27,840.00 (000) cwt All seasons
Potato Production in 2016: 27,840.00 (000) cwt Fall only
Potato Yield in 2016: 435.00 cwt/acre All seasons
Potato Yield in 2016: 435.00 cwt/acre Fall only
Potato Price at Producer in 2016: 11.60 USD/cwt All seasons
Potato Area Harvested in 2015: 62,500.00 acres All seasons
Potato Area Harvested in 2015: 62,500.00 acres Fall only