2017 East Idaho potato season winding down

It was a successful growing season for potatoes across Eastern Idaho. Despite the excessive heat, this growing season brought a slightly above normal amount of potatoes. However, the heat has affected the timing of the harvest and has caused a delay. Between the hot temperatures lasting through Labor Day and a stretch of September rain, this harvest has been particularly challenging. Kamren Koompin, Manager & Partner of Koompin Farms said: “The harvest has been probably a little behind normal so probably not your normal average harvest, the growing season was fairly good with above average temperatures, which that was probably the biggest wild card we had was the heat this summer.” This season’s harvest is expected to be completed within the next 7 to 10 days. (Source: Kpvi.com)