'Crazy' potato market spurs early digs in Wisconsin

08/02/2013 03:14:00 PM
David Mitchell

Rick Kantner, director of sales and marketing for Alsum Farms & Produce, Friesland, Wis., said markets will maintain significantly high prices until supplies increase, likely in early September. Although high prices can be good for growers, there are limits, he said.

“It’s a delicate balance,” Kantner said. “If prices go too high, consumers might back away. That leads to price decline and oversupply.”

Kantner said his company expected to start digging reds by Aug. 2 with russets to follow two weeks later.


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Nathan Canaan    
Rhode Island  |  August, 09, 2013 at 05:21 PM

It is called supply and demand, and that is what the produce business was built on.

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