Advertise in Print | Subscriptions
Published February 22, 2010, 12:28 AM

Potato stocks down in North Dakota

Potato stocks in North Dakota are down 13 percent from a year ago and 10 percent from 2008.

By: Associated Press,

FARGO — Potato stocks in North Dakota are down 13 percent from a year ago and 10 percent from 2008.

The Agriculture Department says the amount of potatoes held by growers, dealers and processors in the state on Feb. 1 stood at 9 million hundredweight — the lowest Feb. 1 level in 21 years.

Current stocks represent 47 percent of production.

Nationwide, potato stocks on Feb. 1 stood at 203 million hundredweight — up 11 percent from last year and up 2 percent from 2008.

Tags: