Potato stocks in Idaho on April 1, 2022 totaled 45.0 million cwt. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 83.9 million cwt. April 1 potato stocks in Oregon totaled 9.00 million cwt. Disappearance to date was 17.4 million cwt. In Washington, April 1 potato stocks totaled 25.5 million cwt. Disappearance to date totaled 67.8 million cwt. Nationally, the major potato States held 129 million cwt in storage on April 1, 2022, up 3 percent from April 1, 2021.
Potatoes in storage accounted for 31 percent of the States' 2021 production compared with 30 percent a year earlier. The indicated potato disappearance, at 281 million cwt, was down 5 percent from the same period last year. Season-to-date shrink and loss, at 19.4 million cwt, was 1 percent higher than the same time last year.
Processors in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon used 56.4 million cwt. of potatoes for the season, down 2 percent from April l, 2021. In Washington and other Oregon counties, 67.9 cwt of potatoes had been used by processors for the season, up 11 percent from the previous year. Processors in the 8 States used 155 million cwt of potatoes for the season, up 6 percent from April 2021.