Processors in Idaho and Malheur County, Ore., used 5.86 million cwt of 2010 crop raw potatoes during January, down 2.2 percent from January 2010.
Processors in Idaho and Malheur County, Ore., have used 32.7 million cwt of 2010 crop raw potatoes to February 1, down 7.0 percent from last year. Idaho potatoes accounted for 28.0 million cwt of the total processed.
The remaining 4.70 million cwt were produced in other states. Processors in the nine major states have used 91.9 million cwt of potatoes this season, up 1 percent from the same period last year. Dehydrating usage accounted for 13.6 million cwt of the total processing, down 20 percent from last year.