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:
March 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_00008
Classification:
lcc - NOT IN LC
ddc - 338
System ID:
AA00005270:00008

Related Items

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

Full Text




Imitate stcks ILs


3:0 P.M. ET

March 1, 1975


Stocks of potatoes for all uses held in storage by-growers,. local dealers
and processors in the fall production areas totaled a record 102.3 million cwt.
on March 1, 1975 according to the Crop Reporting Board. This was 21.1 million
cwt. (26 percent) more than the 81.2 million cwt. on hand March 1, 1974 and 4
percent above the previous record March 1 stocks of 1972.

For the eight eastern States, March 1, 1975 stocks totaled 21.6 million cwt.,
up 40 percent from the 15.5 million on hand a year earlier.

Stocks in the eight central States on March 1, 1975 totaled 17.8 million
cwt., 28 percent above the 14.0 million cwt. in storage a year earlier. In the
Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota, quality remains variable with
"cull-out" running well above average.

In the eight western States, potato stocks totaled 62.8 million cwt., 22
percent more than the 51.5 million on hand a year earlier. In most areas quality
of remaining stocks in storage remains average or better.

Disappearance from the 1974 fall crop to March 1, 1975 totaled 182.3 million
cwt. (excluding Nevada), 6 percent more than the 172.7 million cwt. moved during
the comparable period a year earlier.

The accumulated quantity of potatoes processed in seven major States to
March 1, 1975 from the 1974 crop totaled 67.8 million cwt., 2 percent below the
69.1 million cwt. processed for the comparable period a year earlier.


NOTE: Stocks are defined as the quantity remaining in storage for all
purposes and uses, including shrinkage and waste and other losses that
occur after the date of each report. Sales of fall potatoes for all
purposes generally account for about 90 percent of the total fall pro-
duction with losses due to shrink accounting for most of the remaining
10 percent. Although storage losses are above average this season due
to lower quality of potatoes entering storage in some areas, no attempt
is made at this date to estimate potential losses to current storage
stocks.


UNITED STATES DEPART
STATISTICAL REPORTING SERVICE
Pot 1-2 (3-75)


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







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


CRO :TOTAL STOCKS
YEAR PRODUCTION DEC FOLLOWING YEAR
:: JAN : FEB : MAR : APR 1
1,000 CWT.

1964 : 174,491 114,550 94,205 73,120 54,535
1965 : 216,749 147,780 124,170 98,670 74,905
1966 : 228,442 153,550 128,050 103,630 79,632
1967 :231,656 161,500 139,170 112,640 86,405
1968 :221,906 152,810 130,350 104,995 81,940
1969 ; 239,460 162,800 138,140 111,510 87,620
1970 :253,525 175,145 150,030 122,830 96,780
1971 1/ : 266,686 176,340 151,400 124,370 98,480
1972 : 248,841 158,440 134,320 107,165 83,305 2/58,185
1973 3/ : 253,866 157,802 133,585 106,600 81,150 55,865
1974 : 287,710 187,385 161,725 130,740 102,255

1/ BEGINNING WITH 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 :FROM 1974 CROP
STATE AND AREA :TO MAR 1 : TO APR : ENTIRE : TO MAR 1
: 1974 : 1974 : SEASON : 1975
1,000 CWT.

IDAHO AND MALHEUR CO.,
OREG : 34,030 40,063 55,506 32,682
MAINE : 5,938 6,439 7,288 6,109

WASHINGTON
AND OTHER
OREGON AREAS 21,644 24,609 30,140 21,712

OTHER STATES 2/ : 7,480 8,445 9,937 7,284

SEVEN STATE
TOTAL 69,092 79,556 102,871 67,787

1/ TOTAL QUANTITY RECEIVED AND USED FOR PROCESSING REGARDLESS OF THE STATE OR SEASON IN WHICH THE
POTATOES WERE PRODUCED. DOES NOT INCLUDE QUANTITIES USED FOR POTATO CHIPS IN MAINE AND MICHIGAN.
2/ MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA AND NORTH DAKOTA.


CROP REPORTING BOARD, SRS, USDA


POTATO STOCKS, MARCH 1975






TABLE 3. POTATOES: PRODUCTION AND TOTAL STOCKS OF FALL POTATOES
HELD BY GROWERS, PROCESSORS, AND LOCAL DEALERS ON
MARCH 1, 1974 AND MARCH 1, 1975 1/

CROP OF 1973 : CROP OF 1974
S STOCKS : : STOCKS
STATE PRODUCTION MAR 1, 1974 : PRODUCTION MAR 1, 1975

1,000 CWT
CALIF 6,253 1,400 6,324 1,750
COLO 8,235 2,500 8,840 3,000
CONN 572 3/ 598 3/
IDAHO : 78,965 33,500 80,045 38,500
IND 1,238 70 1,272 3/

MAINE : 28,770 12,900 36,400 17,500
MASS 592 3/ 800 3/
MICH 7,520 1,700 8,330 1,900
HINN : 13,120 4,100 15,300 5,300
MONT 1,462 1,200 1,750 1,100

NEBR 1,012 310 1,152 375
NEV 3,188 2/
N H 102 3/ 144 3/
NY LONG ISLAND 5,375 500 6,750 660
UPSTATE 6,670 1,000 7,236 1,600
N DAK 19,140 5,500 22,950 7,400

OHIO 1,800 200 1,995 220
OREG 15,929 3,400 17,482 4,920
PA 6,300 1,050 7,360 1,600
R I 796 3/ 1,034 3/
S DAK 770 3/ 371 140

UTAH 1,100 230 1,481 325
VT 150 3/ 220 3/
WASH 35,260 9,100 41,160 12,800
WIS : 11,515 2,100 14,000 2,400
WYO 1,220 170 1,528 430

OTHER STATES 220 335

TOTAL 25 FALL STATES : 253,866 81,150 287,710 102,255

1/ TOTAL STOCKS CONSIST OF PRODUCTION LESS TOTAL DISAPPEARANCE TO DATE.
2/ NOT PUBLISHED TO AVOID DISCLOSURE OF INDIVIDUAL OPERATIONS.
3/ STOCKS INCLUDED IN OTHER STATES.


CROP REPORTING BOARD, SRS, USDA


POTATO STOCKS, MARCH 1975







POTATO STOCKS QUALITY SURVEY
MINNESOTA AND NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY)


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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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 March 1, 1975 continue to average
fewer U.S. No. 1 (including B's ) than a year earlier. Russets showed the largest decline in
quality with a current average of 44 percent U.S. No. l's. This is partially the result of some
storage bins being dumped and classified as 100 percent culls. Red varieties removed from stor-
age contain 17 percent fewer No. l's than when they were harvested. White varieties showed no
change in the percent grading U.S. No. 1.

Culls for Red, White and Russet potatoes are above a year ago. Russets are now grading 49
percent culls as compared with 9 percent a year earlier. Red and white varieties with 12 and
17 percent culls respectively compared with 6 and 14 percent during the same period a year ago.
In addition, determination and physiological changes in potatoes while in storage now account
for a four to seven percent overall weight loss.

Average quality by varietal type for potatoes shipped to March 1, 1974 is also shown for
last year's crops. Thus, comparisons relating to change in grade from March to final can be
made for the 1973 crop. In interpreting current survey indications an allowance should be made
for further changes that may occur in average grade and weight loss from March 1 to the end of
season.


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

NO. 1
VARIETAL INCLUDING B'S NO. 2 : CULLS I 1 WEIGH
B'S
TYPE : AT : AFTER: AT : AFTER : AT : AFTER : LOSS
: HARVEST : STORAGE : HARVEST : STORAGE : HARVEST : STORAGE : 2
----------------PERCENT---------
SAMPLES RECOVERED BEFORE MAR. 1, 1975

RED : 91 74 5 14 4 12 2 4
WHITE : 73 73 14 10 13 17 1 5
RUSSET 69 44 18 7 13 49 4 7

SAMPLES RECOVERED BEFORE MAR. 1, 1974

RED : 93 88 4 6 3 6 3 3
WHITE : 82 76 10 10 8 14 2 4
RUSSET 83 82 11 9 6 9 9 1

ALL SAMPLES 1973-74 STORAGE SEASON FINAL

RED : 93 88 4 6 3 6 4 2
WHITE 83 76 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 TN DIAMETER OR WEIGHT LESS THAN 4 OUNCES.


CROP REPORTING BOARD, SRS, USDA


POTATO STOCKS, MARCH 1975