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Published February 22, 2010, 12:00 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, INFORUM

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.

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