North Dakota’s potato crop numbers are in, and the total value of the production is up.
The 2018 potato crop in North Dakota totaled 23.7 million cwt, down 3% from 2017 according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Planted potato acres in North Dakota for 2018 totaled 74,500.
The value of potatoes sold from the 2018 crop totaled $206 million, down 1 percent from 2017.
In Minnesota, 2018 potato production totaled 18.7 million hundredweight, up 2 percent from 2017.
The state’s potato growers planted 44,000 acres, which is down 2,000 acres from the 2017 crop.
Average yield per acre, at 430 hundredweight, was up 6 percent from the previous year.
The total value of production of the state’s potato crop was up from $173 million in 2017 to $180 million in 2018.