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
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:
serial   ( sobekcm )
statistics   ( marcgt )
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )

Notes

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.
Statement of Responsibility:
Crop Reporting Board, Economics, Statistics, & Cooperatives Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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_00009
Classification:
lcc - NOT IN LC
ddc - 338
System ID:
AA00005270:00009

Related Items

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

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NS APR 21 1975 April 9, 1975
S 3:00 P.M. ET
SApril 1, 1, I.F.A.S.. Univ. of Florida
i U.S- DEPOSITORY
POTATO STOCKS UP 30 PERCENT
Stocks of potatoes for all uses held in storage by growers, local dealers and
processors in the fall production areas totaled 72.7 million cwt. on April 1, 1975,
according to the Crop Reporting Board. This was 16.8 million cwt. (30 percent)
more than the 55.9 million cwt. on hand April 1, a year ago and 25 percent more
than April 1, 1973 U.S. potato stocks.

In the eight Eastern States, April 1, 1975 supplies totaled 15.0 million cwt.,
42 percent or-4.4 million cwt. above the 10.6 million on hand a year earlier.
Maine stocks of 13.0 million cwt. are up 40 percent from the 9.3 million on hand a
year earlier and are 14 percent above April 1, 1973 stocks.

Current stocks of 10.7 million cwt. in the eight Central States were up 41
percent from the April 1, 1974 stocks of 7.6 million cwt. Combined stocks in North
Dakota and Minnesota at 8.0 million cwt., are up 45 percent from year earlier
levels,

For the eight Western States April 1, 1975 stocks totaled 47.0 million cut.
26 percent more than the 37.3 million cwt. on hand a year earlier. Idaho stocks at
30.3 million cwt. were 4.3 million cwt. above last year and Washington stocks at
8.9 million cwt. were 3.4 million cwt. more than a year ago.

Total disappearance to April 1, 1975 totaled 211.8 million cwt. (excluding
Nevada), 7 percent more than the 198.0 million cwt. moved during the comparable
period a year earlier.

The accumulated quantity of potatoes processed in seven major States to April 1
1975 from the 1974 crop totaled 78.1 million cwt., 2 percent below the 79.6 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 production 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 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
STATISTICAL REPORTING SERVICE CROP REPORTING BOARD
Pot 1-2 (4-75) WASHINGTON, D.C. 20250

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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

TOTAL STOCKS
CROP
CROP PRODUCTION
YEAR PRODUCTION- FOLLOWING YEAR
SJAN 1 FEB : MAR : APR 1
S1,000 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 72,695

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 APR 1 : ENTIRE : TO APR 1
: 1974 : SEASON : 1975
1,000 CWT.

IDAHO AND MALHEUR CO.,
OREG 40,063 55,506 38,205
MAINE 6,439 7,288 7,116

WASHINGTON
AND OTHER
OREGON AREAS 24,609 30,140 24,472

OTHER STATES 2/ 8,445 9,937 8,304

SEVEN STATE
TOTAL 79,556 102,871 78,097

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, APRIL 1975






TABLE 3. POTATOES: PRODUCTION AND TOTAL STOCKS
HELD BY GROWERS, PROCESSORS, AND LOCAL
APRIL 1, 1974 AND APRIL 1, 1975 1/


OF FALL POTATOES
DEALERS ON


: CROP OF 1973 : CROP OF 1974
:: STOCKS : : STOCKS
STATE PRODUCTION APR 1, 1974 : PRODUCTION APR 1, 1975

1.000 CUT
CALIF 6,253 820 6,324 1,250
COLO 8,235 1,700 8,840 1,950
CONN 572 3/ 598 3/
IDAHO 78,965 26,000 80,045 30,300
IND 1,238 3/ 1,272 3/

MAINE 28,770 9,300 36,400 13,000
MASS 592 3/ 800 3/
MICH : 7,520 900 8,330 1,300
MINN : 13,120 2,300 15,300 3,200
MDNT 1,462 800 1,750 800

NEBR 1,012 200 1,152 225
NEV -- -- 3,188 2/
N H 102 3/ 144 3/
N Y LONG ISLAND 5,375 200 6,750 230
UPSTATE 6,670 600 7,236 800
N DAK 19,140 3,200 22,950 4,750

OHIO 1,800 100 1,995 100
OREG : 15,929 2,445 17,482 3,375
PA 6,300 500 7,360 880
R I 796 3/ 1,034 3/
S DAK 770 3/ 371 3/

UTAH 1,100 3/ 1,481 130
VT 150 3/ 220 3/
WASH 35,260 5,500 41,160 8,900
IS : 11,515 900 14,000 950
YO 1,220 3/ 1,528 260

OTHER STATES 400 -- 295

TOTAL 25 FALL STATES 253,866 55,865 287,710 72,695

I/ 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, APRIL 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. A final report will be
issued following recovery of all remaining samples in storage.

Samples for all varieties removed from storage before April 1, 1975 continue to average
fewer U.S. No. 1 (including B's) than a year earlier. The total decline in quality of Red and
Russet varieties has been greater than for potatoes moved during the comparable time a year
earlier. Red varieties taken from bins before April 1 contained 6 percent fewer No. l's after
storage than when they were harvested. This compares to a decline of 5 percentage points during
the comparable period in 1973-74. The decline in Russet varieties was more pronounced, as 22
percent fewer potatoes met the No. 1 standard after storage this year compared to a one percent
decline for this period a year ago. White varieties declined 4 percent compared to 7 percent for
the comparable period a year earlier.

Culls for all varieties remain sharply above year-ago levels. Reds contain 7 percent more
culls after storage than when they were harvested. Whites contain 8 percent more and Russets
31 percent more culls as a result of deterioration while in storage. Comparable percentage
point increases in culls for the 1973-74 storage season up to April 1 were as follows; Reds, 2;
Whites. 6; Russets, 2.
Deterioration and physiological changes in potatoes while in storage now account for a
four to six percent overall weight loss. Averages for potatoes shipped to April 1, 1974 are
also shown for the 1973 crop. Thus, comparisons relating to change in grade from April to the
end of the storage season can be made for the 1973 crop. In interpreting current survey indi-
cations consideration should be given to further changes that may occur in average grade and
weight loss from April 1 to the end of the storage season.

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

NO. 1
VARIETAL : INCLUDING B'S NO. 2 CULLS : NO. 1 : HEIGHT
TYPE : AT :AFTER : AT : AFTER: AT : AFTER: BS : LOSS
:HARVEST : STOSTORAGEH: HARVE: STORAGE : HARVEST STORAGE : 2/
--------- -- PERCENT ---------
SAMPLES RECOVERED BEFORE APRIL 1, 1975

RED : 89 75 7 14 4 11 2 4
WHITE : 72 68 14 10 14 22 1 6
RUSSET : 71 49 17 8 12 43 3 5

SAMPLES RECOVERED BEFORE APRIL 1, 1974

RED : 93 u 4 7 3 5 4 2
WHITE : 82 75 10 11 8 14 2 5
RUSSET : 83 82 10 9 7 9 8 3

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 THATMEET 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 WECIHT LESS TIA? 4 OUNCES.


CROP REPORTING BOARD, SRS, USDA


POTATO STOCKS, APRIL 1975