FEB STOCKS UP 5% FROM 09

Published online: Mar 02, 2010
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About 193 million cwt. of U.S.-grown potatoes were in storage on Feb. 1, 5 percent more than last year at the same time, but 3 percent less than two years ago.

About 77 million cwt. of that total are in Idaho sheds, according to the Feb. 17 Potato Stocks report from the USDA's NASS.

The only other state with more than 15 million cwt. on hand was Washington, which had 43 million cwt.

While still high, stocks are down significantly from the month before. On Jan. 1, about 235 million spuds  nationwide remained to be shipped.

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