The likelihood of a sweet potato purchase dropped three percentage points from last year, but it remains a popular item coming in at the No.15 most purchased vegetable.


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Sweet potato markets tight heading into harvests


Sweet potato prices should stay high until September, when new-crop volume shipments begin.

Sweet potato supply gap expected


Retailers seeking North Carolina sweet potatoes should expect some supply gaps.

'Topsy-turvy' weather adds challenges for growers


North Carolina had a wet, cold winter that extended into early spring so fresh produce is running at least 10 days later than usual, said North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.

Burch Farms launches redesigned website


Family owned Burch Farms, Faison, N.C., recently launched a redesigned website that emphasizes the history of the vegetable growing operation that has been in business since 1775.

Sweet potato marketers eye Europe growth


The American Sweet Potato Marketing Institute has received $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promote U.S. sweet potatoes in western Europe.

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Market Scope - Sweet potatoes — F.o.b.s as of July 21


EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (82*-80*-68) — Movement expected decrease slightly as supplies are becoming fairly light. Trading moderate. Prices U.S. No. 2 unchanged, others higher. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $19-21, U.S. No. 1 petite $14-16, U.S. No. 2 $8-12, no grade marks jumbo $13-16. *revised.

MISSISSIPPI — Shipments (27-26-30) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 mostly $22-24, U.S. No. 2 mostly $13-15, no grade marks jumbo mostly $13-14. Mostly beauregard variety. Light supplies expected to be available after Aug. 15.


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