Idaho spud growers encouraged by acreage reports

State Library Ed. Note: Story mentions Oregon acreage is down 1,000 acres from last season at 38,000 planted acres.

Idaho’s potato growers say a 15,000-acre reduction in planted acreage estimates released recently by both USDA and United Potato Growers of Idaho bode well for prices for their coming crop.

Idaho potato growers are optimistic that their down market may turn around in 2017 following the recent release of estimates showing a significant decrease in the state’s planted spud acreage.

Source: Idaho spud growers encouraged by acreage reports – Idaho – Capital Press