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US: Potato markets said to be decent, but movement slow

Potato storages operated by Associated Potato Growers Inc., were about 70 percent full after the 2016 harvest ended Nov. 18, according to Paul Dolan, who manages the cooperative from offices in Grand Forks, ND. Dolan said some red potato growers around Grand Forks had full storages — meaning full crops for the year. But most of the Red River Valley growers were not that fortunate. Around Grafton, growers’ produced just over half a crop and a few unfortunate growing areas had less than half. “It will be a good year for the guys who have potatoes,” Dolan said. “The markets are decent. Movement is slow but we don’t need a lot of movement because we’re down on hundredweight.” More

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