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Published April 20, 2009, 07:47 AM

Potato stocks up in North Dakota

Potato stocks in North Dakota are up 2 percent from a year ago, but down 23 percent from 2007.

FARGO (AP) — Potato stocks in North Dakota are up 2 percent from a year ago, but down 23 percent from 2007.

The Agriculture Department said the amount of potatoes held by growers, dealers and processors in the state on April 1 stood at 6.10 million hundredweight. Current stocks represent 27 percent of production.

Nationwide, potato stocks on April 1 stood at 115 million hundredweight — down 9 percent from last year and down 5 percent from 2007.

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