September 14, 2012
NATIONAL POTATO SUPPLIES REPRESENT CHALLENGE
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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
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