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Potato harvest – This year’s outlook for Idaho

‘World Famous Potatoes’ – that’s a reputation the Gem State Idaho has had for almost 80 years. And it’s a reputation that is gaining ground every day. So how does this year’s harvest compare to prior years? “Well we’re still uncertain, obviously there is still some digs that are taking place and the harvest will not be completed for another couple 2 to 3 weeks but it looks like we harvested in the neighborhood of 321,000 acres and anticipate it will be in the ball park of about 13 billion pounds,” said Frank Muir, President and CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission. With almost 13 billion pounds of potatoes being harvested this year, what does that equate to in the dollar sign?


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