NW Potato Stocks Total 116 Million CWT February 1st
Idaho potato stocks as of February 1st totaled 64.5 million cwt. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 56.2 million cwt. Oregon potato stocks totaled 13.1 million cwt. Disappearance to date was 11.8 million cwt. In Washington, potato stocks totaled 38 million cwt. Disappearance to date totaled 52.4 million cwt.
Nationally, the 13 major potato states 192 million cwt is storage to start the month, a 3% drop from February 1st, 2022. Potatoes in storage accounted for 49% of the 2022 production, up 1% year-over-year. The indicated season to date disappearance, at 200 million cwt, was down 5% from the same period last year. Season to date shrink and loss, at 15.3 million cwt, was down slightly from the same time last year.
Processors in Idaho used 35.3 million cwt of potatoes for the season. Malheur County, Oregon used 5.20 million cwt of potatoes for the season. The combined Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon usage was down 3% from February 1st, 2022.
In Washington, 34 million cwt of potatoes had been used by processors for the season. In the other parts of Oregon, 16.1 million cwt of potatoes had been processed. The combined Washington and other Oregon usage was up 1% from the previous year.
Processors in the 8 States used 112 million cwt of potatoes for the season, down 2% from February 2022.
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