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Published July 12, 2011, 01:13 PM

North Dakota potato acres remain stable

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota potato acres have remained stable this year.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota potato acres have remained stable this year.

The Agriculture Department estimates North Dakota acres at 83,000, down just 1 percent from 2010. The area expected to be harvested also is down 1 percent, to 79,000.

Russets account for half of the North Dakota acreage, followed by reds at 26 percent, whites at 23 percent and yellows at 1 percent.

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