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 1979
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_00012
Classification:
lcc - NOT IN LC
ddc - 338
System ID:
AA00005270:00027

Related Items

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

Full Text
'ir' UI"1.


POTATO


STOCKS


Crop
Reporting
Board


Released:


February


1979


HUME


MAR


- nfl.


LIBRARY


1979


of Florida


- Univ.


Economics, Statistics, &
Cooperatives Service


US. Department
of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.
20250


SIX PERCENT'


MORE POTATO STOCKS ON FEBRUARY


1979


estimated


producing


159 million cwt


areas


11 percent more


on February


1977.


than


f potatoes
1979. Thi


for al


uses


was 6 perc


were


ent above


storage
a year


earlier


tion cw


t. in st
in Maine


stocks


year
1978


regional


breakdown


orage,


down


amounted


eight


eight W


mostly


Central


western


as foil
percent


ows:
from a


to 14.9 million cwt.,


States


States


to larger holdings


totaled


seven


astern


year earlier but


percent


states


have


percent above


than


32.8 million


105 million


Idaho


last


percent


storage,


and Washington.


up 9 p


mil-


year.
above


erce


nt from


sappearanc


(excluding


USDA


s potato


of potatoes


Nevada)


of th
which


e 1978 fal
includes


diversion program.


that were


dumped during


carded without grading and


1 crop
potato


to February
s diverted


total


grading,
to shrine


1,
to F


disappearance


fed to liv


Ikage


1979 was
february


includes


stock


sture


154 million


1979
22.6


on potato


under
milli
farms


cwt.
the
on cwt.


dis-


ass).


The quantity of


States


amounted to


potatoes


process


56.0 million cwt


ed to February
4 percent les


1979


than


in the seven major


year


.e: or~CL~fT)RY


.nanurr *rnr, "~


I





Note:


Stocks


and u
after


are defined as


the quantity remaining in storage for all purposes


ses, including shrinkage and waste and other losses that occur
the date of each report. Sales of fall potatoes for all purposes


generally
Shrinkage


account for about 90 percent of the total


and home


use acco


fall production.


unt for the remaining 10 percent.


TABLE


. FALL POTATOES:
AND APRIL 1 f


PRODUCTION
TOTAL STOCKS.


, DECEMBER 1, JANUARY 1, FEBRUARY 1,
CROPS OF 1968-78 IN THE FALL STATES


MARCH


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

1968 234,832 152,810 130,350 104,995 81,940
1969 252,561 162,800 138,140 111,510 87,620
1970 267,827 175,145 150,030 122,230 96,780
1971 1/ : 266,707 176,390 151,435 124,375 98,485
1972 2/: 249,320 158,565 134,420 107,310 83,380 58,250
1973 ~ 254,379 157,837 133,665 106,615 81,165 55,870
1974 : 289,342 187,935 163,095 133,425 104,116 75,905
1975 278,391 185,965 159,140 131,685 104,050 71,640
1976 : 307,427 201,980 174,775 143,925 114,140 81,875
1977 : 307,064 206,690 178,205 149,690 120,970 89,215 -
1978 318,702 218,685 190,480 159,141

I/ BEGINNING WITH 1971, LATE SUMMER PRODUCTION FOR N Y-L I, WIS AND WASH HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS FALL.
7/ APR 1 STOCKS EFFECTIVE WITH 1972 CROP YEAR.

TABLE 2. POTATOES USED FOR PROCESSING, 1/, SEVEN STATES 1977 AND 1978 CROP


S STORAGE TO : TO TO TO TO ENTIRE
STATE SEASON DEC 1 : JAN 1 FEB 1 MAR 1 APR 1 SEASON

1,000 CWT

IDAHO AND MAL-: 1977-78 16,761 22,217 27,360 32,913 39,070 61,261
HEUR CO, OREG: 1978-79 15,660 21,215 26,045

MAINE 2/ 1977-78 2,500 3,290 4,185 4,980 5,960 8,040
1978-79 2,280 2,800 3,670

WASH AND OTHER: 1977-78 14,205 17,745 21,620 26,160 30,280 44,460
AREAS, OREG 1978-79 14,758 18,060 21,910

OTH STS 3/ 1977-78 3,380 4,255 5,405 6,230 7,385 9,855
1978-79 2,625 3,520 4,420

TOTAL 1977-78 36,846 47,507 58,570 70,283 82,695 123,616
1978-79 35,323 45,595 56,045

1/ TOTAL QUANTITY RECEIVED AND USED FOR PROCESSING REGARDLESS OF THE STATE IN WHICH THE POTATOES WERE
PRODUCED. DOES NOT INCLUDE QUANTITIES USED FOR POTATO CHIPS IN MAINE, MICH OR MINN.


INCLUDES
MICH. MI


MAINE GROWN POTATOES ONLY.
NN AND N DAK.


POTATO STOCKS, FEBRUARY 1979


CROP REPORTING BOARD, ESCS,





TABLE


POTATOES: PRODUCTION AND TOTAL STOCKS OF FALL POTATOES
HELD BY GROWERS, PROCESSORS, AND LOCAL DEALERS ON
FEBRUARY 1. 1978 AND FEBRUARY 1. 1979


CROP OF 1977 CROP OF 1978
: TOTAL : FEB 1 STOCKS: TOTAL FEB 1 STOCKS
STATE PRODUCTION : STOCKS : AS % OF : PRODUCTION STOCKS AS % OF
FEB 1, 1978 : PRODUCTION : FEB 1, 1979 PRODUCTION
1,000 CWT PERCENT 1,000 CWT PERCENT

CALIF 5,950 2,400 40 6,055 2,470 41
COLO 9,490 4,450 47 9,750 4,150 43
CONN 466 100 3/ 3/
IDAHO : 88,200 53,500 61 96,980 59,500 61
IND : 1,128 95 8 936 130 14
MAINE : 28,320 17,400 61 26,180 14,900 57
MASS : 888 160 18 810 235 29
MICH : 8,800 3,600 41 8,670 3,800 44
MINN : 12,960 7,400 57 14,910 9,400 63
MONT 2,016 1,800 89 2,088 1,830 88
NEBR 1,440 680 47 1,680 950 57
NH : 71 30 42
NY LI : 7,182 1,400 19 6,175 1,200 19
UPSTATE 5,356 1,700 32 6,500 1,800 28
N DAK 21,600 11,200 52 22,400 12,200 54
OHIO 2,744 550 20 2,215 470 21
OREG 25,550 12,500 49 28,488 12,500 44
PA 6,375 2,550 40 6,250 2,900 46
R I 943 2/ 3/ 3/
S DAK 1,062 375 35 1,190 350 29
UTAH 1,416 450 32 1,127 520 46
VT 235 100 43 3/ 3/
WASH 50,600 20,800 41 50,685 24,00o 47
WIS 18,038 6,000 33 17,325 5,500 32
WYO 1,474 450 31 1,360 250 18

OTH STS 3/ 1,488 86 6

23-STATEUT1AL 4/: 302,304 149,690 50 313,262 159,141 51


1/ ESTIMATES DISCONTINUED AFTER 1977 CROP. 2/ R I INCLUDED IN CONN. 3/
1N OTHER STATES. 4/ EXCLUDING NEV FOR WHICH NO STOCKS ESTIMATES ARE MADE
4,760,000 CWT. AND 1978 PRODUCTION 5,440,000 CWT.


CONN, R I, AND VT INCLUDED
. NEV 1977 PRODUCTION


To
"Root Me
is compu
mate as
twenty-y
Probabil1
to the f


assist


ted
a pe
ear
ity
final


users


different from those


evaluating the reliability of


or


sing
the f
The s
s can
eason
influ


" a s


tatistical
deviations
1 estimate
re root of
made conce
timate, ass


encing recent


measure based
between the
and averaging
this average
rning expected
uming that fa
years' prelim


the February 1, 19
on past performance
February 1 prelimin
the squared percent
becomes statistical
d errors in the cur
ctors affecting thi
inary estimates.


79 p
e, h
ary
tage
ly t
rent
s ye


otato stocks estimates,
as been calculated. Th
estimate and the final
deviations for the 195
he "Root Mean Square Er
preliminary estimate r
ar's estimate are not


the
is
esti-
9-78
ror".
elative


The "Root Mean Square Error" for the February 1, 1979 potato stocks estimate is 2.9 percent. This
means that chances are 2 out of 3 that the current estimate of 159 million hundredweight will not be
above or below the final estimate by more than 2.9 percent or approximately 4.62 million hundredweight.


Chances are 9 out of 10 (90 percent confidence level) that the difference will not
approximately 7.96 million hundredweight.


exceed 5.0 percent or


During the past 10 years, the difference between the February 1 preliminary and final estimate aver-
aged 3.1 million hundredweight. The largest deviation was 6.3 and the smallest was .4 million hundred-
weight. The preliminary February 1 estimate was below the final estimate each year during the past 10
years.


POTATO STOCKS, FEBRUARY 1979


CROP REPORTING BOARD, ESCS,


quare E
by expr
recent o
period.
stateme
end of




UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


POTATO STOCKS QUALITY SURVEY
MINNESOTA AND NOPTH DAKOTA (RED PTVER VALLEY


II lMIIIIIIII lii1Hill
3 1262 08862 1361


The potato


stocks


Economics, Statisti


Sample


bags of potato


quality informant


, and Cooperat
es selected on


issued each month during the


for potatoes at


Association


, samp


ives


ion contained


a random basis


1978-79 storage


the time of reTmova


were selected o


from


season


storage.


nly for p


rOC ess


in the


this report
Red Piver Va


is based on a


survey conducted by the


ey of North Dakota and Minnesota.


were placed in storage at harvest time.


showing the


Cumul


At the request of
ing potatoes.


active average grade
the Red River Valle


Reports


and weight loss
Potato Growers


vest and afte


recovered bef
r storage was


grade (including B's)
from storage to date.


ore February


1. 19'79


higher than for the


for white


varieties


compares


Nith


,r, ile


indicate
comparable


in Storage


an 11 percent dec


that the


quality


a year


was 9 percent


of the


earlier.


10 points)


white varieties


The dec


(8 points)


during the


in N


at har-
o. 1
removed


same period a


earlier.


The percent g
weight loss


raded as
while in


This report does


recovered


s at harvest


storage for


not inc:l


by February


s amp


informat


after


storage for


recovered to


white


date is 5


usset potatoes


varieties


is below a year


percent.


as an insuffic


lent number of samples


1. 1979.


mhe coopera-.ion
greatly appreciated.


of the


PlT


many potato gr



ATOl STOCKS n-IA


owners


storage


LIT'V 'l_'"Ef. PEF' P


At'iEr,tIE GP~flR


operators who


'"EP 'ALLF


OF P'T'"-TTOEC


ass listed on


this project


Y. 19'8-79


pr 0 .
I. ri ? : 2 ULO. 1 :-
: INrCLUDING B'A p C'ULLS : B'. T1/ : EIGHT
CROP PT : AT : AFTEPAFTETFTFP AT : AFTEP LOSS
: HAP vEST : STiPAGE HAPvEST : ST'P GE : HARVEST S STOPACE : HARVEST : STOPAGE
PERCENT

SAMPLES PECOVEPED BEFORE FEEPUAPY 1, 1979 2;?

WHITE 59 81 7 8 4 11 6 7 5
RUSSET 3/
SAMPLES RECOVERED BEFORE FEBRUAPY 1, 1978 2/

WHITE : 87 77 8 10 5 13 5 6 4
RUSSET 7 78 5 11 8 11 3 5 3

ALL SAMPLES 1977-78 STORAGE SEASON FINAL 2/

WHITE 86 72 7 11 7 17 6 7 6
RUSSET 85 69 7 16 8 15 4 5 6
N a


1/
AREA:


B'S ARE POTATOES THAT MEET THE U S NO.


RED AND WHITE VARIETIES -


DIAMETER OR LESS
2/ MATCHED SAMPL
3/ DATA NOT AVAI


1/2-2


GRADE BUT DO NOT MEET MINIMUM SIZE STANDARDS FOR THE


1/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND RUSSET VARIETIES


THAN 4 OUNCES.
ES, QUALITY AT HARVEST COMPARED WITH QUALITY AFTER STORAGE.


LABLE.


- UNDER


INCHES


INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF SAMPLES REMOVED FROM STORAGE PRIOR TO THE REPORT.


year


were