Potato growers in Colorado produced an estimated 19.67 million hundredweight of potatoes this year, down 9 percent from last year's crop. Potatoes produced in the San Luis Valley totaled 18.39 million hundredweight compared with 20.12 million hundredweight produced last year.
Potatoes grown in all other areas in Colorado totaled 1.27 million hundredweight compared with 1.60 million hundredweight last year. Average yield, at 386 hundredweight per acre, decreased 9 hundredweight per acre from the combined yield attained last year. The harvested area, estimated at 51,000 acres is down from the 55,000 acres harvested last year.