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US: Stable potato pricing expected despite temperature issues throughout harvest season

2-Potandon-NWMkt---Steve-ElferingA map of shipping locations on the Potandon Produce LLC website shows 25 different locations around the United States, plus one in Canada, in addition to seven facilities in the company’s home state of Idaho, from which Potandon ships potatoes. The company also ships onions from various producing areas, but that’s another story. With regard to Potandon’s potato packing and co-packing network, “our philosophy is to be able to get potatoes to people any day and every day of the year,” said Steve Elfering, vice president of operations in an interview with The Produce News. “The heart of our potato sourcing,” both for russets and for other varieties, “is Idaho,” Elfering said. “That is what everything else builds off of. And most of what we ship here comes from our own ownership group or our dedicated supply group.” “There is the potential this year for … a fairly decent market nationwide on russets,” due to the combined effect of reduced acres and weather-related reduced yields in some locations,” he said. More

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