Northwest Region potato stocks at 34.5 mln hundredweight on June 1, 2022

Potato stocks in Idaho on June 1, 2022 totaled 21.0 million cwt. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 108 million cwt. June 1 potato stocks in Oregon totaled 3.00 million cwt. Disappearance to date was 23.4 million cwt. In Washington, June 1 potato stocks totaled 10.5 million cwt.

Disappearance to date totaled 82.8 million cwt. Nationally, the major potato States held 54.0 million cwt in storage on June 1, 2022, down 4 percent from June 1, 2021. Potatoes in storage accounted for 13 percent of the States' 2021 production, the same as a year earlier. The indicated potato  disappearance, at 356 million cwt, was down 2 percent from the same period last year. Season to date shrink and loss, at 23.2 million cwt, was 5 percent higher than the same time last year.

Processors in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon used 71.7 million cwt. of potatoes for the season, down 2 percent from June l, 2021. In Washington and other Oregon counties, 85.0 million cwt of potatoes had been used by processors for the season, up 9 percent from the previous year. Processors in the 8 States used 195 million cwt of potatoes for the season, up 4 percent from June 2021.

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