The 2009 fall potato production for the U.S. and Canada combined is estimated at 495 million cwt, up 3 percent from 2008. The U.S. fall potato production is estimated at 394 million cwt, 4 percent higher than 2008. Canada's potato growers harvested 101 million cwt, down 2 percent from 2008.
This publication is the result of a joint effort by Statistics Canada and USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to publish potato production for both countries in one report. U.S. 2009 fall potato production was released January 12, and Canadian production was released January 22.