Tuesday, December 20, 2011

AgMinute: Dec. 20, 2011

Dehydrated potato production increased by a record 68 percent from last year within the nine major potato processing states, according to a new report from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Overall, processors in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, Colorado, North Dakota, Maine, Minnesota and Michigan used 73 million hundredweight of the 2011 crop as of Dec. 1, up 17 percent from the previous year. Dehydrated processing accounted for 13.4 million hundredweight of the total.

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