Markets for Russet Potatoes are climbing across the board as we head into the tail end of the storage season. We are currently seeing very heavy demand for smaller size Potatoes used to cover consumer bags going to retail and the upcoming 4th of July holiday, along with the USDA box program. Larger size Potatoes are becoming scarce as we hit the tail end of the storage season and are now 100% into the remaining Idaho Burbank supply which exhibits a smaller size profile overall. Production schedules are scaling down to stretch the last of the storage crop adding to the decline in daily volume. Washington, Colorado, and Wisconsin are following suit with the increased demand. Quality will be normal for late season storage Burbanks with some lots showing shoulder bruise and air-checks. We expect a demand exceeds market for the month of July until new crop begins approximately mid-August. We highly recommend advanced lead time on all Potato orders for the next 6-8 weeks to ensure coverage and on-time shipments.
Please be patient with us as we do our best to keep stock and orders going out on time.