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Published December 17, 2010, 11:49 AM

Potato stocks up in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Potato stocks in North Dakota are up 8 percent from a year ago.

FARGO, N.D. — Potato stocks in North Dakota are up 8 percent from a year ago.

The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that growers, dealers and processors held 14 million hundredweight of potatoes in storage on Dec. 1.

Current stocks represent 64 percent of production, down from 68 percent in 2009.

Nationally, potato stocks on Dec. 1 stood at 232 million hundredweight, down 13 percent over the year.

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