Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Idaho Spud harvest underway 

Boise--Will Idaho's wet August that plagued the grain crop, impact potato size?

Farmers are digging  Norkotahs and early digs indicate “a very high-quality crop but size profile is still to be determined,” Muir said. “We're waiting on more information before I comment on the actual size of the crop. We don’t know that yet. But all indications are it is going to be a very good-quality crop.” 

USDA's preliminary numbers show acreage is up but those numbers are in dispute.

“It depends on who you talk to,” said Frank Muir, president of the Idaho Potato Commission, in an interview with The Produce News Sept. 4. “If you go to the USDA numbers, we are up a few thousand acres versus a year ago. I think that is probably the more accurate.”

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