PNW 2021 Potato Value Comes In Just Under $2B
According to NASS, the value of all potatoes sold last year in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, totaled $1.92 billion.
Washington's 2021 potato crop sod was valued at $666 million, down 5% from 2020. The marketing year average price for fall potatoes was $7.75 per cwt, up $0.19 from the previous year.
The final value of Idaho's 2021 potato crop sold was $1.04 billion, up 14% year-over-year. The marketing year average price for potatoes in Idaho was $8.46 per cwt, up $1.18 from last year.
Meanwhile, in Oregon, the 2021 potato crop sold was valued at $218 million, up 10% from last year. The potato price was $9.02 per cwt, up $1.02 from last year.
The combined production for the 3 states was 61% of U.S. potato production in 2021. When it comes to production numbers:
- Idaho totaled 132 million cwt in 2021, down 2% year-over-year
- Oregon topped out at 26.3 million cwt., a drop of 3% from 2020.
- And Washington’s 2021 crop hit 91.9 million cwt., down 8% from 2020.
Processors in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon used a total of 83,070 thousand cwt in 2021, down 8% from 2020. Washington and Oregon, excluding Malheur County, processors used 94,882 thousand cwt during 2021, up 6% from the previous year.
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