US: Montana potato crop yield up very slightly

In its annual crop summary, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reviewed the Montana potato crop yield as having been up 1 percent last year at 3.74 million hundredweight (cwt). Yields increased by 5 cwt per acre to 340 cwt. At 11,000 acres, the harvested area was unchanged from 2016.

Across the U.S., production of fall potatoes for 2017 was estimated at 400 million cwt, down 2 percent from the previous year. Area harvested, at 902,300 acres, was down 1 percent from 2016. The average yield was estimated at 443 cwt per acre, down 4 cwt from the previous year’s record high yield.

Soucre: Belgrade News

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