Cultivation/Production

US: Northwest potato production up 3 percent; national production up 2 percent

Potato production in Idaho is forecast at 134 million cwt., up 2 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 316,000 acres, is unchanged from 2013. Potato production in Oregon is forecast at 22.8 million cwt., up 6 percent from the previous year. Potato production in Washington is forecast at 99.8 million cwt., up 4 percent from last year. Total potato production in the United States is forecast at 443 million cwt., up 2 percent from 2013. Harvested area, at 1.05 million acres is down slightly from last year. Yield is expected to be 422 cwt. per acre, up 8 cwt. from 2013.

Source: www.theprairiestar.com

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