Quality up, volumes down for PEI spuds

09/12/2012 11:52:00 AM
Andy Nelson

“We hope the market will reflect that.”

Acreage increase in Idaho and other growing states, combined with higher transportation costs, will likely weigh heavily on PEI grower-shippers this season, Beaton said.

“It’s definitely a concern.”

On Sept. 11, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported prices of $5.50-6 for 50-pound cartons of russet norkotahs 40-70 from Idaho, down from $20-21 last year at the same time.

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