Potato stocks

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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:
December 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 )
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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

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University of Florida
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Related Items

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

Full Text
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POTA


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OCKS


Crop
Reporting
Board


Released:


December
3:00 P.M


1979


Economics, Statistics, &
Cooperatives Service


_4NIVE]


jiBp.


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REPOSITORY


An
during a
December


estimate
reas on
1. 1978


The regional


million cwt


1977


total


Central


9 ) $Q


n# t~t


[ATO STOCKS
209 million


December
but 1 p


DW S-PERLCEN "OM YEAR


cwt of


1979.


percent more


breakdown


storage,


Stocks


States


and 9 percent


than


had
less


a year earlier.


lion cwt


Idaho


potatoes


This
than


as follows:


14 percent more


in Maine were


stocks
than t


, an 8 percent


stocks


declined


dropped


totaling


he 1977


were


in st


was a 6 percent


comparable


The seven


than


a year


22 percent greater


41.3


total


n the eight We
reduction from


12 percent


5 percent and 4 percent,


from


million
North


stern


State


cwt,
Dakota


US. Department
of Agriculture
Washington, D.C
20250


EARLIER


orage in
reduction


Eastern


than
down
sto


s, potato


1978 but 4 percent


1978 while Or


respectively.


egon


and 3


from


total.
States


percent
year.


It


15 percent


cks


were


stocks


ater


26
equa
than


and Washington


(Comments


pro-


had 35.8
above the
The eight
from 1978


percent


1977.
totals


continued on page


Effective with


yield,


and production


formerly public


shed


issue


December Potato


estimates


Stocks


and the objective


the December Crop Production


pages


5-10 for


these


includes


acreage,


field survey data
report.


data.


Fall Potatoes:


Production and Stocks


Thous. cwt


1969


1970


1971


1972


1973 1974 1975


1976


1977


1978


1979


I1


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Stocks are defined
uses, including shr
date of each report
account for about 9


and home use


as the quantity remaining in storage for all purposes and
inkage and waste and other losses that occur after the
. Sales of fall potatoes for all purposes generally
0 percent of the total fall production. Shrinkage and


account for the


remaining


10 percent.


TABLE


APRIL


FALL POTATOES:


AND MAY


PRODUCTION,
TOTAL STOCKS


DECEMBER
CROPS OF


JANUARY


, FEBRUARY 1, MARCH 1,


1969-79 IN THE FALL STATES


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

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 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 77,640
1976 : 307,427 201,980 174,775 143,925 114,140 81,875
1977 : 307,064 206,690 178,205 149,690 120,970 89,205
1978 : 323,498 223,290 196,080 164,666 133,247 99,808 65,116
1979 : 301,628 209,180

1/ BEGINNING WITH 1971, LATE SUMMER PRODUCTION FOR N Y L I, WIS AND WASH HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS FALL.




TABLE 2. POTATOES USED FOR PROCESSING 1/, SEVEN STATES 1978 AND 1979 CROP 2/

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

1,000 CWT

IDAHO AND MALHEUR: 1978-79 15,720 21,215 26,055 31,130 37,095 43,305 61,290
CO., OREG 1979-80 14,040

MAINE 3/ 1978-79 2,280 2,800 3,670 4,390 5,355 6,205 8,140
1979-80 1,980

WASH AND OTHER 1978-79 15,075 18,380 22,230 26,035 30,125 34,770 44,295
AREAS, OREG 1979-80 13,510

OTHER STATES 4/ 1978-79 2,625 3,520 4,420 5,290 6,255 7,155 10,540
: 1979-80 2,625

TOTAL : 1978-79 35,700 45,915 56,375 66,845 78,830 91,435 124,265
: 1979-80 32,155


PROD


ATOT L Q UANTI TY RE CE I VED AND USED FOR PROCESS ING PEGAPDLESS
UCED. DOES NOT INCLUDE QUANTITIES USED FOR POTATO CHIPS I


2/ 1978-79 REVISED.
7/ INCLUDES MAINE C
e/ MICH, MINN AND N


F O TH E STATE


N MAINE


10 WHICH THE POTATOES WERE


MICH OR MINN


;ROWN POTATOES ONLY.
I DAK.


POTATO STOCKS


DECEMBER 1979


CROP REPORTING BOARD, ESCS,


NOTE:




TABLE 3. POTATOES: PRODUCTION AND TOTAL STOCKS OF FALL POTATOES HELD BY GROWERS,
PROCESSORS, AND LOCAL DEALERS ON DECEMBER 1, 1978 AND DECEMBER 1, 1979


: CROP OF 1978 : CROP OF 1979
STATE TOTAL STOCKS DEC 1 STOCKS : TOTAL STOCKS DEC 1 STOCKS
: PRODUCTION : DEC 1978 AS % OF : PRODUCTION : DEC 1979 AS % OF
S' : PRODUCTION: : PRODUCTION
: 1,000 CWT PERCENT 1,000 CWT PERCENT

CALIF 6,055 4,000 66 6,364 4,150 65
COLO 11,275 8,300 74 11,455 8,150 71
CONN 437 345 418 315
IDAHO : 100,310 78,000 78 88,200 68,500 78
IND 936 275 29 1,071 305 28
MAINE 25,960 19,700 76 28,750 24,000 83
MASS 810 440 54 748 530 71
MICH 8,500 5,900 69 8,000 5,200 65
MINN 14,910 12,000 80 12,920 10,500 81
MONT : 2,088 1,900 91 1,800 1,650 92
NEBR 1,800 1,300 72 1,482 1,200 81
N Y L : 6,175 3,000 49 6,431 3,300 51
UPSTATE 6,500 3,300 51 6,463 3,900 60
N DAK 22,400 17,000 76 18,240 12,500 69
OHIO 2,215 950 43 2,400 1,250 52
OREG 28,488 17,700 62 25,310 16,900 67
PA : 6,250 4,500 72 6,000 3,700 62
R I 984 1/ 897 1/
S DAK 1,190 870 73 1,203 870 72
UTAH 1,127 800 71 1,300 1,050 81
VT 176 120 68 147 90 61
WASH 50,685 32,000 63 48,925 30,800 63
WIS 17,325 10,100 58 17,010 9,450 56
WYO 1,462 790 54 1,144 870 76

23 STATE TOTAL 2/ 318,058 223,290 70 296,678 209,180 71


I/ R I INCLUDED IN CONN. 2/
PRODUCTION 5,440,000 CWT AND


EXLCUDING NEV FOR WHICH NO STOCKS ESTIMATES
979 PRODUCTION 4.950.000 CWT.


ARE MADE


NEV 1978


RELIABILITY OF DECEMBER


PRODUCTION AND


STOCKS


ESTIMATES


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puted by
of the f
Period:


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e "Root Mea
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million cw
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the 195
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. This is
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twenty year
ror". Probability
the final esti-
ose of recent years
recent. This means
be above or below
are 9 out of 10
ximately 6.9 mil-


Also shown below is the 10-year (1969-78) record of the differences between the December 1 production
and stocks estimates and the final estimates. Using stocks again as an example, changes between the
December 1 estimate and the final estimate during the 10 years have averaged 3.31 million cwt, ranging
from 0.55 million to 6.54'million cwt. During this 10-year period the December 1 estimate has been below
the final estimate every year.


RELIABILITY OF DECEMBER


FALL POTATO ESTIMATES


: ROOT MEAN TEN YEAR RECORD OF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN
: SQUARE ERROR : DEC 1 AND FINAL ESTIMATE
CROP AND ESTIMATE : : 90% CONFIDENCE : QUANTITY NUMBER OF YEARS
:PERCENT: LEVEL AVERAGE SMALLEST : LARGEST BELOW : ABOVE
: :PERCENT:QUANTITY: FINAL : FINAL
MILLION : MILLION MILLION MILLION
CWT CWT CWT CWT

FALL POTATO STOCKS 1.9 3.3 6.90 3.31 0.55 6.54 10 0
FALL POTATO PRODUCTION : 1.4 2.4 7.24 : 3.62 1.63 6.45 10 0




FALL POTATOES:


TOCKS BY TYPE AS PERCENT OF TOTAL STOCKS, DECEMBER


MAJOR STATES


POTATO TYPES
STATE
REDS : WHITES RUSSETS : TOTAL
PERCENT

COLO 12 8 80 100
IDAHO 2/ 2/100 100
MAINE 2/76 24 100
MICH 4/
MINN : 26 47 27 100
NY : 2/3/100 100
N DAK 32 55 13 100
OREG : 1/ 2/100 100
PA 2/100 100
WASH : 1/ 2/100 100
WIS : 10 30 60 100

11 STATE TOTAL: 4 24 72 100

1/ INCLUDES SMALL QUANTITIES OF WHITES, LESS THAN 5 PERCENT OF TOTAL.
7/ INCLUDES SMALL QUANTITIES OF REDS, LESS THAN 5 PERCENT OF TOTAI.
3/ INCLUDES SMALL QUANTITIES OF RUSSETS, LESS THAN 5 PERCENT OF TOTAL.
a1/ CANNOT BE PUBLISHED TO AVOID DISCLOSURE OF INDIVIDUAL OPERATIONS.

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

The potato stocks quality information contained in this report is based on a survey conducted by the
Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota.
Sample bags of potatoes selected on a random basis were placed in storage at harvest time. Subsequent
reports wi11 be issued each month during the 1979-80 storage season showing the cumulative average grade
and weight loss for potatoes removed 'from storage at the time of shipment. At the request of the Red
River Valley Potato Growers Association, samples were selected only for processing potatoes.
This report does not include information for Russet potatoes for the 1979-80 season as an insuffi-
cient number of samples had been recovered by December 1.
The cooperation of the many potato growers and storage operators who assisted on this project is
gqi atly appreciated.

POTATO SOCKS QUALITY SURVEY, RED RIVER VALLEY, 1979-80, AVERAGE GRADE OF POTATOES

: NO. 1
INCLUDING B'S NO. 2 CULLS NO. 1 B'S 1/
CROP AFTER A AFTER : AFTER AFTER WEIGHT
HARVEST STORAGE HARVEST VEST : : HARVEST STORAGE AREST STORAGE LOSS
S2/ HARVEST / 2

SAMPLES RECOVERED BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 1979
WHITE 82 70 8 12 10 18 4 3 3
RUSSET 78 7 15 6

ALL SAMPLES 1978-79 STORAGE SEASON-FINAL 3/
WHITE 88 76 6 10 6 14 6 6
RUSSET 81 70 11 16 8 14 2 5 4
1/ NO. I B'S ARE POTATOES THAT MEET THE U S NO. 1 GRADE BUT DO NOT MEET MINIMUM SIZE STANDARDS FOR THE


ERA A: RED AND WH ITE VARIETIES -
DIAMETER OR LESS THAN 4 DUNCES.


2/ DATA NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE 1979-80 SEASON.
TO DECEMBER.


1/2-2 1/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND RUSSET VARIETIES


- UNDER


INCHES IN


INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF'SAMPLES REMOVED FROM STORAGE PRIOR


MATCHED SAMPLES, QUALITY AT HARVEST COMPARED WITH QUALITY AFTER


STORAGE FOR 1978-79 SEASON.


POTATO STOCKS


DECEMBER 1979


CROP REPORTING BOARD, ESCS,





FALL POTATOES


I A4EA 4ARVESTE)D I YIELD I PRJOUrTION
STATE I I Ivn I 4 ID I I 10o
I 1977 I 1978 I 1979 I 1j77 t 1978 I 1979 I 1977 I 1978 I 1979
I 1,000 ACRES CWT 1.000 wT
CALI I 17.0 17.3 17.2 350 350 370 5.950 6.055 6.364
COLO 36.5 41.0 39.5 26, 275 290 9.490 11,275 11,455
CONN 1.9 1.9 1.9 245 230 220 466 437 418
1DAH3-10 St CO 30.0 32.0 30.0 0 3 325 340 9.000 10.400 10,200
-3T4ER CO 330.0 333.0 300.0 240 270 260 79,200 H9.910 78,000
IND 47 3.9 4.2 24c 240 255 1,128 936 1,071
MAINE 9 118.0 118.0 115,0 240 220 250 28.320 25,960 28,750
4ASS 3.7 3.6 3.4 240 225 220 888 910 744
MICH 32.0 34.0 32.0 275 250 250 8.800 8.500 P.000
INrJ I 72.0 71.0 ',.0 190 210 190 12,960 14,910 12.920
IONT 8.4 8.7 7.5 240 240 240 2.016 2,088 1,900
NEBR 50 7.2 5.7 240 250 260 1,440 1.600 1.482
'EV 14.0 17.0 15.0 341 320 330 4.760 5.440 4.950
N 1/ I .3 234 71
N Y-.OWG IS I 22.8 23.3 21.8 315 268 295 7.182 6.175 6,43)
-JPST&TE I 20.6 25.0 23.5 26u 260 275 5.356 6.500 6,463
ND< I 135.0 12Y,0 114.0 160 175 160 21,600 22,400 1P.240
OHIO 11.2 10.3 10.0 245 215 240 2.744 2.215 2.400
OREG-MAL4EUR CO 10.0 10.8 13.0 355 350 370 3.550 3.780 4,0lO
OTHER CO I 50.0 56.$ 50.0 440 435 410 22.000 24,708 20.500
PA 25.5 25.0 24.0 2?0 250 250 6.375 6b250 6.000
R I 4.1 4.1 3.9 230 240 230 943 984 897
S DA< 5.9 7.0 6,5 i1 170 1P5 1.062 1.190 1.203
UTAH 5.9 4.6 5.2 240 245 250 1.416 1.127 1,300
VT 1*0 .8 .7 232 220 210 235 176 147
WfAS 110.0 109.0 103.0 46u 465 475 50.600 50,65 48,925
WIS 5.55.5 55.0 54.0 325 315 315 1 ,03 17.325 17,010
wYO 6.7 6.8 5.2 220 215 220 1,474 1,462 1,l44
TOTAL I 1.139.? 1.155. 11.074,2 270 2?0 281 107.064 323.498 301. b2M


I/ ESTIMATES DISCONTINUED AFTER


1977


POTATO STOCKS, DECEMBER 1979


CROP.


CROP REPORTING BOARD, ESCS, USDA




AREA PLANTED


FALL POTATOES


*
STATE 1977 1978 1979
*i

l: 1,000 ACRES

CALIF 17.0 17.3 17.4
COLO 37.0 41.5 40.0
CONN 2.1 1.9 1.9
IDAHO 10 SW CO 30.0 32.0 30.0
OTHER CO 335.0 338.0 305.0
IND 4.8 4.0 4.3
MAINE 124.0 119.0 116.0
MASS 3.8 3.6 3.5
MICH 34.0 35.0 33.0
MINN 76.0 73.0 70.0
MONT 8.5 8.8 7.5
NEBR 6.2 7.3 6.0
NEV 14.0 17.0 15.0
NH1 / .3
N Y LONG ISLAND 23.0 23.5 22.0
-UPSTATE 27.5 26.0 255
N DAK 137.o 130.0 121.0
OHIO 11.7 10.7 10.4
OREG- MALHEUR CO 10.1 11.o0 13.5
OTHER CO 50.2 58.5 52.0
PA 28.0 26.0 25.0
R I 4.1 4.1 4.0
S DAK 6.1 7.5 7.3
UTAH 6.0 4.7 5.3
VT 1.0 .8 .7
WASH 110.0 109.0 103.0
WIS 58.0 59.0 57.0
WYO 7.0 7.1 5.5

TOTAL 1,172.4 1,176.3 1,101.8
1/ ESTIMATES DISCONTINUED AFTER 1977 CROP.


POTATO STOCKS, DECEMBER 1979


CROP REPORTING BOARD, ESCS, USDA





1979 POTATO OBJECTIVE YIELD SURVEY


The Economics, Statistic
11 major fall producing State
on a random basis using a sci
and measurements from these f


and Cooperatives Service conducted potato objective yield surveys in the
in 1979. Sample plots were located in potato fields that were selected
tifically designed sampling procedure. Field workers recorded counts
Ids just prior to and immediately after harvest.


The sample data and the derived percentages from the objective yi
following tables are presented to provide current information about th
estimates.


d surveys presented in the
crop and are not official


POTATOES:


PERCENTAGE OF NET WEIGHT BY SIZE GROUPS


1978-79


TYPE, STATE UNDER 1 1/2"- 1 7/8"- : 2"- : 2 1/4"- : 2 1/2"- : 3 1/2"
AND YEAR 1 1/2" UNDER UNDER UNDER UNDER UNDER AND TOTAL
I 7/8" 2" :2 1/4" :2 1/2" 3 1/2" OVER

PERCENT
ROUND RED:
MINN 1978 1 4 10 15 66 4 100
1979 : 2 3 10 15 66 4 100

N DAK 1978 2 3 8 13 62 12 100
1979 : 2 6 10 71 11 100

ROUND WHITES:
MAINE 1978: 1 6 4 12 17 53 7 100
1979 : 2 7 5 12 18 50 6 100

MICH 1978 : 4 3 11 12 56 14 100
1979 : 1 5 4 11 17 54 8 100

MINN 1978 : 2 3 *9 12 62 12 100
1979: 1 3 8 13 66 9 100

N Y 1978: 1 4 3 9 14 53 16 100
1979 : 1 5 3 11 14 54 12 100

N DAK 1978: 2 2 7 11 65 13 100
1979 : 1 7 10 64 18 100

PA 1978: 4 3 11 15 56 11 100
1979 : 1 4 3 11 15 56 10 100

WIS 1978 : 2 6 4 13 19 52 4 100
1979 : 1 6 4 12 20 53 4 100
*9__ _______ ._ .... ... ...^


SEE FOOTNOTES ON PAGE


CONTINUED


POTATO STOCKS, DECEMBER 1979


CROP REPORTING BOARD, ESCS, USDA




POTATOES:


PERCENTAGE OF NET WEIGHT BY SIZE GROUPS,


978-79 1/ CONTINUED


UNDER 2"


PE, STATE
AND YEAR


UNDER
: 1 1/2"


"I 1/2"-
* UNDER
i1 7/8"
*


:1 7/8"- :
:UNDER 2":
:OR LESS
:THAN 4 0Z:


BUT OVER : 6 Z-
4 OZ OR 2": UNDER
AND OVER : Z
BUT LESS


:THAN 6 OZ.


S8 OZ-
UNDER
10 OZ


10 OZ-
UNDER
12 OZ


* 12 OZ-
UNDER
14 02


14 OZ
AND
OVER


PERCENT


RUSSETS:
COLO


IDAHO


MAINE


1979:

1978:


1978:


1978:
1979:

1978:
1979:


N DAK


WASH


1979:

1978:
1979:

1978:
1979:


1979:


PERCENTAGES
LESS THAN 1/


HOWN ADJUSTED TO ALLOW FOR HARVESTING LOSS.
PERCENT.


POTATO STOCKS, DECEMBER 1979


CROP REPORTING BOARD, ESCSI USDA


TOTAL




POTATOES:


HARVEST LOSS BY TYPE OF POTATOES


, 1978-79 1/


STATE SST
AOU N: ROUNDREDS ROUND WHITES : RUSSETS ALL TYPES
YEAR : :: :
: CWT PER ACRE

COLO 1978: 21 2/ 21 21
1979: 2/ 1/ 34 34

IDAHO 1978: 31 31
1979 2/ 33 34

MAINE 1978: 23 27 24
1979: 2/ 23 34 26

MICH 1978: 28 35 32
1979: 2/ 25 35 26

MINN 1978: 22 28 35 32
1979: 19 38 46 36

N Y 1978: 2/ 27 27
1979: 2/ 28 27

N DAK 1978: 25 28 2/ 29
1979: 30 44 39 43

OREG 1978: 2/ 31 31
1979: 41 41

PA 1978: 30 30
1979: 2/ 38 37

WASH 1978: 2/ 2/ 35 35
1979: 7/ 1/ 29 29

WIS 1978: 19 23 25 23
1979: 2/ 18 24 22

I/ POTATOES LEFT IN THE FIELD AT TIME OF HARVEST. 2/ INSUFFICIENT SAMPLE SIZE.

POTATOES: AVERAGE NUMBER OF HILLS PER ACRE, BY TYPE, 1978-79 1/
: ROUND REDS ROUND WHITES : RUSSETS
STATE NUMBER : AV. NO. NUMBER : AV. NO. : NUMBER : AV. NO.
AND : OF : HILLS OF HILLS : OF : HILLS
YEAR OF : HILL
SAMPLES : PER ACRE : SAMPLES : PER ACRE SAMPLES : PER ACRE

COLO 1978: 9 12,750 5 12,508 53 11,877
1979: 6 12,565 56 11,182

IDAHO 1978: 317 12,863
1979: 2/ 2/ 2/ 2/ 327 12,665

MAINE 1978: 141 14,827 51 9,596
1979: 2/ 2/ 132 16,502 57 11,086

MICH 1978: 2/ 2/ 62 12,243 36 11,201
1979: _/ 7/ 69 12,161 34 11,328

MINN 1978: 28 11,103 56 10,432 30 9,980
1979: 20 11,764 57 11,307 29 10,103

N Y 1978: 2/ 2/ 117 12,452 2/ 2/
1979: 71/ / 104 13,758

N DAK 1978: 36 10,538 81 9,581 13 9,477
1979: 43 10,031 99 10,213 23 9,769

OREG 1978: 2/ 2/ 2/ 2/ 137 13,913
1979: 7/ 7/ 129 13,793

PA 1978: 83 12,240
1979: 2/ 2/ 79 12,489

WASH 1978: 2/ 2/ 2/ 2/ 167 13,918
1979: 7I/ / 8 14,675 169 13,209
WIS 1978: 17 13,254 47 12,707 78 10,831
WIS98 71,5 71,0 81.3
bUS 1978: 17 13,254 47 12,707 78 10,831




(Continued from page 1)


Disappearance of the 1979 crop to December 1 was 87.5 million cwt, a decrease of
8 percent from last year. This total includes 15.4 million cwt of potatoes that
were lost as a result of dumping during grading, fed to livestock on potato farms,
shrinkage (moisture loss), and discarded without grading.


The quantity of potatoes processed to December 1 in the seven major States
amounted to 32.2 million cwt, a 10 percent decline from last year.


FALL PRODUCTION DECLINES SEVEN PERCENT


Production of fall potatoes in the U.S. is estimated
lion metric tons), slightly above the November 1 forec
million cwt (14.7 million metric tons) produced in 19
vested from 1.07 million acres (435 thousand hectares)
Ids Nationally are estimated at a record 281 cwt, up 1
11 cwt per acre above 1977.


I at 302 million cwt (13.7
:ast but 7 percent below the
178. This year's crop was
7 percent below last year.
cwt per acre from last year


In the seven Eastern States, production is set at 49.9 million cwt, 5 percent
above the 47.3 million cwt harvested in 1978. The average yield is placed at a
record 257 cwt per acre, up significantly from the 234 cwt per acre average in 1978.


Production in the eight Central States, at 62.3 million cwt, is 10 percent below
the 69.3 million cwt produced last year. Yield per acre is placed at 212 cwt per
acre, 7 cwt below 1978.


In the nine Western States, production is placed at 189 million cwt, 8 percent
below the 207 million cwt produced during 1978. Harvested area is set at 586 thou-
sand acres compared with 637 thousand acres harvested last year. The average yield


at 324 cwt per


acre is


cwt per acre below last year.


POTATO STOCKS, DECEMBER 1979


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