Published online: Sep 14, 2012 Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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The 2012-13 potato season in the U.S. promises big supplies of russets nationwide, a fact that San Luis Valley growers approach as a challenge and an opportunity. David Tonso, a co-owner of Canon Potato Co., Center, Colo., said valley marketers will have to stay on their toes to move the 2012-13 crop.

"It's going to be a difficult marketing season," Tonso said. "There are going to be a lot of potatoes out there."

The good news is that San Luis Valley and other regions are reporting good quality, Tonso said.

Trampas McCormick, manager of Worley & McCullough Inc., Monte Vista, Colo., is looking on the bright side heading into the 2012-13 season.

Yes, he says, there will likely be a lot of russets out there. But that doesn't have to be a bad thing.

"With the market the way it is, we see more opportunities," McCormick said. "We're looking to do some different things."

SOURCE: Andy Nelson, The Packer