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Expert: Idaho potato industry has too much capacity

A former Potato Growers of Idaho executive director believes Idaho’s capacity to produce and pack potatoes has outgrown the market, at the expense of growers. Jim Chapman, now retired in Arizona, spoke on the overcapitalization of Idaho’s potato market Jan. 21 during the 47th Annual University of Idaho Potato Conference. “Overcapitalization is when an industry builds more capacity to produce than there is a marketplace for,” Chapman said.

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