Potato grower-shippers don't see an end to sluggish markets before new-crop harvests later this summer. Most Wisconsin shippers are expected to wind down their 2011-12 crops in late June or early July, said Tom Lundgren, owner and president of Stevens Point, Wis.-based Spud City Sales LLC.
As of mid-June, many Badger State growers were expecting a start date of early August for the 2012-13 crop, about a week to ten days earlier than in recent years, Lundgren said. Lundgren hoped that excitement over new-crop russets will help provide a much-needed boost to markets.
SOURCE: The Packer