Cultivation/Production, Trends

US red potato acres way up in 2014

The past two to three years there has been a growing preference for red and yellow potatoes in the United States. Data compiled by the A.C. Nielsen Company for the USPB show retail market share for red potatoes has jumped from 15.6 percent at the beginning of 2013 to 18.5 percent midway through 2014. Yellow potatoes grew from a 6.7 percent share to just under 8 percent. At the same time russet market share declined just over 2 percent and white potato share dipped 1.6 percent.

Source: www.farmandranchguide.com

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