US potato production estimate 2021

USDA reports 2021 American potato crop at 413.16 million cwt

The United States Department of Agriculture is reporting the 2021 American potato crop at 413.16 million cwt, down 1.6 per cent from the 2020 crop.

At 413.16 million cwt, this marks the smallest U.S. potato crop since 2013 with nine of the 13 reporting starts reporting reduced production. The report notes the USDA increased the planted area in Wisconsin and Michigan by 3,000 and 4,000 acres, respectively.

The USDA is estimating the national yield at 438 cwt per acre, which is down from 461 cwt for the 2020 crop.


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