A Spudly Year

U.S. producers planted more potatoes this year than last according to industry officials.
933,000 acres of potatoes were planted this year, up from 931,000 in 2008. This number comes from the July 10 acreage estimate from the USDA.
Although it is early to have a definite answer, USDA estimates show there may be a good balance between supply and demand in the fall.
“At this point, acreage is in the ballpark of where it should be,” Lee Frankel, president of the United Potato Growers of America, said.
Idaho is the state who made the biggest jump this year planting 305,000 acres which is up from 320,000 last year.
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