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Final numbers for North Dakota's 2018 potato crop

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.


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