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Michigan Potato Stocks Up 19 Percent
Michigan Ag Connection - 02/20/2020

Potato Stocks in Michigan on February 1, 2020, were estimated at 8.0 million hundredweight (cwt), up 19 percent from last year's 6.7 million cwt. February's stocks represent 40 percent of the total production. Stocks include potatoes stored by both processors and growers.

The major potato States held 204 million cwt of potatoes in storage February 1, 2020, down 3 percent from February 1, 2019 for comparable States. Potatoes in storage accounted for 48 percent of the States' 2019 production. For comparable States, potatoes in storage accounted for 51 percent of the States'2019 production, the same as the previous year. Potato disappearance, at 219 million cwt, was down 4 percent from February 1, 2019 for comparable States. Season-to-date shrink and loss was reported as 16.5 million cwt.

Processors in the 8 major States used 113 million cwt of potatoes for the season, up 2 percent from February 2019.

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