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:
January 1980
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:
AA00005270:00032

Related Items

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

Full Text
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Crop
Reporting
Board


Released:


January
3:00 P.1


, 1980
ET


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D08cMENTS DEPT
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I U.S DEPO


3ITORY


Economics, Statistics, &
Cooperatives Service
US. Department
of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.


20250


POTATO


TOCK


PERCENT


FROM LAST YEAR


An e


fall


record
total.


timated


producing


183 million


areas


196 million


on January
it on hand


cwt of
y l, l


potatoes
980. Thi


a year


for all
was a 7


but 3 percent


uses


were


percent
above


storage


decline


from the


comparable


1978


regional


lion
Maine


s stoc


cent greater


million
level.


tock


States,
holdings


cwt on
North


breakdown


storage, 1
ks, compri


than


as follows


6 percent more


sing


year


hand,
Dakota


were down


nearly


earlier


16 percent below


tock


percent


at 118 million


were


from a


were


percent greater


than


than


The
ast


three-fourth


seven


January


e eight Centr
last year an
percent below


year ag
percent


1978.


Eastern


and 7


the regional
al States had
d 8 percent 1
last January


Potato


lower


tock


than


Idaho


stocks


year
fell


States


percent
total,
stocks


than


had 30.6 mil


above
are 2


Minn


he eight
s record


percent


1978


34.4


1978


esota


tern


anuary
from


ago while Oregon


u appearance
(excluding Nevada),
comparable period a


lion c
farms,


:wt of


potatoes


and Washington


down
year


1979


fall


percent


that were


scared without


trimmed


crop
from
tota


5 percent


to January 1,
the 122 million


l1


dumped during


grading,


appearance


gradin


ost due


from the
1980 was
cwt dis
to date


g, fed
hrinkag


to live
e (mois


year earlier
114 million


appearance
includes


tock


ture


level.


for the


mil-


on potato
oss).


The quantity of


States


amounted


to 41


potatoes
.4 million


process
n cwt,


;sed


to January 1,
percent below


1980


seven


major


a year earlier


Fall Potatoes:
Mil. cwt

300-


250


200

150


Production and Stocks


- S O


year


,.,.,.,,,, _~____








NOTE:


Stocks are defined as the quantity remaining in storage for all purposes and


uses,
date o


including shrinkage and waste and other losses that occur after the
f each report. Sales of fall potatoes for all purposes generally


account for about 90 percent of the total fall production


loss and home use account for the remaining


10 percent.


. Shrinkage and


TABLE 1


APRIL


, FALL POTATOES:


'AND MAY


PRODUCTION,
TOTAL STOCKS


DECEMBER 1,


JANUARY 1


FEBRUARY 1


, MARCH 1,


CROPS OF 1969-79 IN THE FALL STATES


: :lTOTAL STOCKS
YEAR PRODUCTION FOLLOWING YEAR
YEAR PRODUCTION DEC 1
SJAN 1 FEB 1 MAR I 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
1T973 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 89,205
1978 323,498 223,290 196,080 164,666 133,247 99,808 65,116
1979 301,628 209,180 182,755

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 1 APR 1 : MAY 1 SEASON

: 1,000 CWT-


IDAHO AND MALHEUR


MAINE 3/


WASH AND OTHER
AREAS, OREG

OTHER STATES 4/


TOTAL


: 1978-79
: 1979-80

: 1978-79
1979-80

1978-79
1979-80

1978-79
: 1979-80


: 1978-79
: 1979-80


15,720
14,040

2,280
2,010

15,075
13,510

2,625
2,625

35,700
32,185


26.055


18,430

2,800
2,655

18,380
16,995

3,520
3,365

45,915
41.445


3.670


22.230


4,420


56.375


31.130


4.390


26.035


5.290


66.845


37,095


5.355


30.125


6,255


78.830


43.305


6.205


34.770


7.155


91.435


61.290


8,140


44.295


10.540


124,265


TOTAL QUANTITY RECEIVED ND USED FOR PROCESSING R REGARDLESS OF THE STATE


PRODUCED.
2/ 1978-
3/ INCLU


DOES NOT INCLUDE QUANTITIES USED FOR POTATO CHIPS IN MAINE
79 REVISED.
IDES MAINE GROWN POTATOES ONLY.


MICH


IN WHTCK THE POTATOES WERE
OR MINN.


'I


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TABLE 3.


POTATOES


: PRODUCTION AND TOTAL STOCKS OF FALL POTATOES HELD BY GROWERS,


PROCESSORS, AND LOCAL DEALERS ON JANUARY


, 1979 AND JANUARY 1,


CROP OF 1978 CROP OF 1979
: : : JAN 1 STOCKS: :JAN 1 STOCKCKS
STATE PRODUCTION : TOTAL STOCKS: AS % OF PRODUCTION TOTAL STOCKS: AS % OF
: JAN 1, 1979 PRODUCTION : : JAN 1, 1980 : PRODUCTION
: 1,000 CWT PERCENT 1,000 CWT PERCENT

CALIF 6,055 3,300 55 6,364 3,650 57
COLO 11,275 7,150 63 11,455 7,000 61
CONN 1/ 1/ 1/ 1/
IDAHO : 100,310 71,000 71 88,200 627000 70
IND 936 165 18 1,071 230 21
MAINE 25,960 17,300 67 28,750 22,000 77
MASS 810 380 47 748 330 44
MICH 8,500 5,000 59 8,000 4,200 53
MINN 14,910 10,700 72 12,920 9,500 74
MONT 2,088 1,870 90 1,800 1,630 91
NEBR 1,800 1,100 61 1,482 950 64
NY L I 6,175 2,250 36 6,431 2,400 37
UPSTATE 6,500 2,400 37 6,463 2,500 39
N DAK 22,400 14,700 66 18,240 10700 .59
OHIO 2,215 700 32 2,400 850 35
OREG 28,488 15,400 54 25,310 14,600 58
PA 6,250 3,750 60 6,000 3,200 53
RI : 1/ 1/ 1/ 1/
S DAK 1,190 710 60 1,203 600 50
UTAH 1,127 700 62 1,300 900 69
VT 1/ 1/ 1/ 1/
WASH 507685 28,800 57 48,925 27,300 56
WIS : 17,325 7,900 46 17,010 7,400 44
WYO 1,462 560 38 1,144 630 55

OTHER STATES 1,597 245 15 1,462 185 13

23 STATE TOTAL 2/ 318,058 196,080 62 296,678 182,755 62
*


I/ STOCKS INCLUDED IN OTHER STATES. 2/ EXCLUDING NEV FOR WHICH NO
PRODUCTION 5,440,000 CWT AND 1979 PRODUCTION 4,950,000 CWT.


STOCKS ESTIMATES ARE MADE


NEV 1978


To assist users in
"Root Mean Square Error"


evaluating the reliabil


a statistical


ity of the


January 1


1980 potato


measure based on past performance,


computed by expressing the deviations between the January
as a percent of the final estimate and averaging the squa


stocks


estimates


has been calculated.


estimate and the


red percentage deviations for the


final


This is
estimate


1960-79 twenty-


year period. The square root of this average becomes statistically the "Root Mean Square Error". Proba-
bility statements can be made concerning expected errors in the current preliminary estimate relative to


the final end of


season estimate,


from those influencing recent years


assuming that factors affecting this


preliminary estimate.


s estimate are not different


"Root Mean Square Error" for the January


means that chances are 2
above or below the final
Chances are 9 out of 10 (


approximately 7.31 million hundredweight.


During the past 10 years,
aged 3.7 million hundredweight.
weight. The preliminary Januar
years.


, 1980 potato stocks


estimate


.3 percent.


out of 3 that the current estimate of 183 million hundredweight will not be
estimate by more than 2.3 percent or approximately 4.20 million hundredweight.


level


that the difference will


the difference between the January


7y


final


not exceed 4.0 percent or


preliminary and fina


and the smallest was


estimate aver-


1.4 million hundred-


estimate each year during the past


preliminary


90 percent confidence


The largest deviation was 6


estimate was below the




UNIVERSIY OF FLORI DA


POTATO STOCKS QUALITY SURVEY


RED RIVER VALLEY)


MINNESOTA AND NORTH DAKOTA


3 1262 08862 0926


The potato stocks quality information contained in this


Economics, Statistics,


report is based on a survey conducted by the


and Cooperatives Service in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnes


ota.


Sample bags of potatoes selected on a random basis were placed in storage at harvest time. Reports are
issued each month during the 1979-80 storage season showing the cumulative average grade and weight loss
for potatoes at the time of removal from storage. At the request of the Red River Valley Potato Growers


Association


, samples were selected only from processing potatoes.


Samples recovered before January


dnd after storage was


lower than for thi


, 1980 indicate that the quality of the white varieties at harvest
e comparable date a year earlier. The decline in No. 1 grade (fin


eluding B's) for white varieties while in storage was 9 points for samples remove
This compares with a 7 point decline during the same period a year earlier.

The percent graded as culls at harvest and after storage for white varieties


d from storage to date.


is well


above a


Total weight loss while in storage for samples recovered to date is 4 percent.


This report does not
were recovered by January

The cooperation of t
:reatly appreciated.


include
1. 1980.


information for Russet potatoes as an insufficient number of sam


year


inles


r


he many potato growers and storage operators who assisted on this project i


:I


POTATO STOCKS QUALITY SURVEY


RED RIVER VALLEY


AVERAGE GRADE OF POTATOES


1979-80


INCLUDING B'S


: HARVEST


AFTER
STORAGE


: HARVEST


AFTER
: STORAGE


CULLS


HARVEST
PERCENT


AFTER
STORAGE


HARVEST


1 B'S 1/


: WEIGHT


: AFTER
: STORAGE


SAMPLES RECOVERED BEFORE JANUARY 1


, 1980 2/


WHITE
RUSSET 3/


SAMPLES RECOVERED BEFORE JANUARY


, 1979 2/


WHITE
RUSSET 3/


ALL SAMPLES


1978-79 STORAGE SEASON FINAL 2/


WHITE
RUSSET


1/ N. 1 B'S ARE POTATOES THAT MEET THE U S NO.


THE AREA:


RED AND WHITE VARIETIES


DIAMETER OR LESS THAN 4 OUNCES.


1/2-2 1/4


GRADE BUT DO NOT MEET'THE MINIMUM SIZE STANDARDS FOR


INCHES IN DIAMETER; RUSSET VARIETIES


- UNDER 2 INCHES


MATCHED SAMPLES, Q
DATA NOT AVAILABLE


QUALITY


AT HARVEST COMPARED WITH QUALITY AFTER STORAGE


; INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF SAMPLES REMOVED FROM STORAGE PRIOR TO JAN.


Sm


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