Potato stocks

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Material Information

Title:
Potato stocks
Uniform Title:
Potato stocks (United States. Crop Reporting Board)
Abbreviated Title:
Potato stocks (1979)
Physical Description:
v. : ; 27 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
United States -- Crop Reporting Board
Publisher:
Crop Reporting Board
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C
Creation Date:
February 1975
Publication Date:
Frequency:
monthly, in season (dec.-mar. -1975; dec.-apr. 1976-1978; dec.-may 1979-1981)
monthly
normalized irregular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Potatoes -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre:
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
statistics   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Statement of Responsibility:
Crop Reporting Board, Economics, Statistics, & Cooperatives Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began with: Jan. 1974
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Ceased with: May 1981.
Issuing Body:
Vols. prior to Jan. 1978 were issued by the Board subordinate to the Statistical Reporting Service; Jan. 1978- by the Board subordinate to the Economics, Statistics, & Cooperatives Service.
General Note:
Title from caption.
General Note:
"Pot 1-2."
General Note:
Description based on: Jan. 1979.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000490368
notis - ACQ8719
oclc - 02255959
lccn - sc 78000227
issn - 0364-2259
sobekcm - AA00005270_00007
Classification:
lcc - NOT IN LC
ddc - 338
System ID:
AA00005270:00007

Related Items

Preceded by:
Total potato stocks
Succeeded by:
Estimated potato stocks and production

Full Text




INpotate stEcks


8 UNIV.MF FrL UB
UOCUMENTS DEPT.


U JIOSITORY
L U J.--'OSITORY


Release:
February 11, 1975
3:00 P.M. ET


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POTATO STOCKS UP 23 PERCENT


Stocks of potatoes for all uses held in storage by growers, local dealetb
and processors in the fall production areas totaled a record 130.7 million cwt.
on February 1, 1975, according to the Crop Reporting Board. This was 24.1 million
cwt. (23 percent) more than the 106.6 million cwt. on hand January 1, 1974 and
5 percent above the previous record February 1 stocks of 1971.

For the eight eastern States, February 1, 1975 potato stocks of 28.0 million
cut. were 41 percent above the 20.0 million cwt. on hand a year earlier.

Stocks in the eight central States on February 1, 1975 at 25.9 million cwt.
were 23 percent above the 21.0 million cwt. a year earlier. In the Red River
Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota, quality is variable and shrinkage and loss
continue above average in some storage.

Stocks in the eight western States totaled 76.8 million cwt., 17 percent above
the 65.7 million cwt. on hand a year earlier. In most areas, potatoes went into
storage in good condition and quality of remaining stocks in storage is average
or better.

Disappearance from the 1974 fall crop to February 1, 1975 totaled 157.0
million cwt. (excluding Nevada), 7 percent more than the 147.3 million cwt. moved
during the comparable period a year earlier.

The accumulated quantity of potatoes processed in seven major States to
February 1, 1975 from the 1974 crop totaled 58.6 million cwt., slightly below the
58.8 million cwt. processed for the compara le-peI a year earlier.

NOTE: Stocks are defined as the quantity retaigi; .pi storage for all
purposes and uses, including shrinkage and waste and other losses that
occur after the date of each report. Sales of fe11 potatoes for all
purposes generally account for about 90 percent'l4the total fall
production, with losses due to shrink accounting for most of the remain-
ing 10 percent. Although more than usual storage-losses are expected
this season due to lower quality of potatoes .enterng storage in some
areas, no attempt is made at this date to estiIatfpotential losses to
current storage stocks.
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UNITED STATES DEPART/
STATISTICAL REPORTING SERVICE
Po- 1-9 (2-75


AENT OF AGRICULTURE
E CROP REPORTING BOARD
WASHINGTON. D.C. 20250


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TABLE 1. FALL POTATOES: PRODUCTION, DECEMBER 1, JANUARY 1, FEBRUARY 1, IM-ARCI 1,
AND APRIL 1 TOTAL STOCKS, CROPS OF 1964-74 IN THE FALL STATES


CROP PRODUCTTOTAL STOCKS
V PRODUCTION -
LYAR : DECiMBER 1 : FOLLOWING YEAR
J: :JANUARY 1 : FEBRUARY 1 : ARCH 1 APRIL 1
1,000 CWT


1964 : 174,491 114,550 94,205 73,120 54,535
1965 : 216,749 147,730 124,170 98,670 74,905
1966 : 223,442 153,550 128,050 103,630 79,632
1967 :231,656 161,500 139,170 112,640 86,405
1963 : 221,906 152,810 130,350 104,995 81,940
1969 : 239,460 162,300 138,140 111,510 37,620
1970 : 253,525 175,145 150,030 122,830 96,780
1971 1/ : 266,636 176,340 151,400 124,370 98,480
1972 : 248,841 153,440 134,320 107,165 33,305 2/ 58,185
1973 3/ 253,366 157,802 133,585 106,600 31,150 55,865
1974 : 237,710 137.335 161.725 130.740
I/ BEGINNING UITIH 1971, LATE SUMMER PRODUCTION FOR N Y L I, WIS, AND WASH HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED
AS FALL.
2/ APRIL 1 STOCKS EFFECTIVE WITH 1972 CROP YEAR.
3/ REVISED AUGUST 1974 POT 6 (74).



TABLE 2. POTATOES: USED FOR PROCESSING 1/, SEVEN STATES, 1973 AND 1974 CROPS

FROM 1973 CROP :FROH 1974 CROP
STATE AND AREA : TO FEBRUARY 1: TO IIARCi 1 : TO APRIL 1 : ENTIRE :TO FEBRUARY 1
: 1974 : 1974 : 1974 : SEASON : 1975
1,000 C1T

IDAHO AND
MALHEUR CO, OREG : 28,570 34,030 40,063 55,506 28,068

MAINE 5,317 5,938 6,439 7,288 5,126

WASHINGTON
AND OTHER
OREGON AREAS : 13,546 21,644 24,609 30,140 19,181

OTriER STATES 2/ : 6,396 7,480 8,445 9,937 6,223

SEVEN STATE
TOTAL : 53,329 69,092 79,556 102,371 58,598

I1 TOTAL QUANTrlTY REGCIVED AAD US.iD FOR PROCESSING RECARDLiSS OF TILE STATE OR SEASON IN W1UHItC
TLE POTATOES WERE PRODUCED. DOES NOT INCLUDE QUANTITY USED FOR POTATO CHIPS IN IAINAE AND
MICHIGAI.
2/ MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA AND NORTH DAKOTA.


CROP REPORTING BOARD, SRS, USDA


POTATO STOCKS, FEBRUARY 1975






TABLE 3. POTATOES: PRODUCTION AND TOTAL STOCKS OF FALL POTATOES
HELD BY GROWERS, PROCESSORS, AND LOCAL DEALERS
ON FEBRUARY 1, 1974-75 1/

CROP OF 1973 ; CROP OF 1974
STATE : : STOCKS STOCKS
: PRODUCTION : FEB 1. 1974 : PRODUCTION : FEB 1, 1975


CALIF
COLO
CONN
IDAHO
IND

MAINE
MASS
MICH
MINN
MONTH


NEBR
NEV
NH
N Y LONG ISLAND
UPSTATE

N DAK
OHIO
OREG
PA
RI

S DAK
UTAH
VT
WASH
WIS
WYO

OTHER STATES

TOTAL 25 FALL STATES:


6,253
8,235
572
78,965
1,238

28,770
592
7,520
13,120
1,462

1,012

102
5,375
6,670

19,140
1,800
15,929
6,300
796

770
1,100
150
35,260
11,515
1,220



253,866


1,000 CUT
2,000 6,324
3,350 8,840
2/ 598
41,000 80,045
90 1,272


15,500
2/
2,500
6,000
1,300

440

2/
900
1,700

3,250
350
4,670
1,600
2/

160
400
2/
12,600
3,200
330

260

106,600


36,400
800
8,330
15,300
1,750

1,152
3,188
144
6,750
7,236

22,950
1,995
17,482
7,360
1,034

371
1,481
220
41,160
14,000
1,528



287,710
287.710


17 STOCKS CONSIST OF "PRODUCTION
2/ INCLUDED IN OTHER STATES.
3/ NOT PUBLISHED TO AVOID DISCLOSE


LESS DISAPPEARANCE TO DATE".

iURE OF INDIVIDUAL OPERATIONS.


POTATO STOCKS, FEBRUARY 1975


2,300
3,950
120
45,000
80

21,700
170
2,500
8,100
1,230

475

2/
1,260
2,400

10,250
350
6,260
2,250


170
550
21/
16,800
3,950
730

145

130,740


CROP REPORTING BOARD, SRS, USDA






POTATO STOCKS QUALITY SURVEY
Minnesota and North Dakota (Red River Valley)


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Quality information contained in this report is based on a potato stocks survey conducted
by the Statistical Reporting Service in the Red River Valley. There were 175 samples selected
on a random basis that were placed in storage at the time of harvest. Reports will continue to
be issued during the 1974-75 storage season indicating accumulated average grade and weight loss
for potato samples removed from storage.

Samples for all varieties removed from storage before February 1, 1975 averaged fewer
U. S. No. 1 (including Bs) than a year earlier. Russets showed the largest decline in quality
with a current average of 45 percent U. S. No. l's. This is partially the result of some stor-
age bins being dumped and classified as 100 percent culls. Red varieties removed from storage
contain 14 percent fewer No. I's than when they were harvested. Samples of White varieties show
minimal change from the time of harvest.

Culls for both White and Russet potatoes remain above year ago levels while Reds show little
change from last year. Deterioration and physiological changes in potatoes while in storage now
account for a three to nine percent overall weight loss. Russets at nine percent show the larg-
est weight loss as a result of above normal breakdown while in storage.

Averages for potatoes shipped to February 1, 1974 are also shown for last year's crop.
Thus, comparisons relating to change in grade from February to final can be made for the 1973
crop. In interpreting current survey indications consideration should be given to further
changes that may occur in average grade and weight loss from February 1 to the end of season.


POTATO STOCKS QUALITY, RED RIVER VALLEY, 1974-75
AVERAGE GRADE OF POTATOES SHIPPED 1/

NO. 1 NO 1
NO, 2 CULLS NO. I
VARIETAL : INCLUDING B'S :: : WEIGHT
TYPE AT : AFTER : AT : AFTER : AT : AFTER : : LOSS
: HARVEST : STORAGE : HARVEST : STORAGE : HARVEST : STORAGE :
----- PERCENT -----

SAMPLES RECOVERED BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 1975

RED 91 77 5 15 4 8 1 4
WHITE 73 72 14 8 13 20 1 3
RUSSET : 73 45 15 8 12 47 4 9

SAMPLES RECOVERED BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 1974

RED : 94 83 3 9 3 8 2 3
WHITE : 82 73 10 11 8 16 2 4
RUSSET 82 76 11 15 7 9 5 1

ALL SAMPLES 1973-74 STORAGE SEASON FINAL

RED : 93 88 4 6 3 6 4 2
WHITE : 83 7b 9 11 8 13 3 3
RUSSET : 83 83 10 8 7 9 9 2

1/ MATCHED SAMPLES, QUALITY AT HARVEST COMPARED WITH QUALITY AFTER STORAGE.
2/ No. 1 B'S ARE POTATOES THAT MEET THE U.S. NO, 1 GRADE BUT DID NOT MEET MINIMUM SIZE STANDARDS
FOR THE AREA: RED AND WHITE VARIETIES 1 1/2 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND RUSSET VARIETIES UNDER 2
INCHES IN DIAMETER OR WEIGHT LESS THAN 4 OUNCES.


CROP REPORTING BOARD, SRS, USDA


POTATO STOCKS, FEBRUARY 1975