While some Red River Valley fresh potato shippers are done with the season, shipping continues for Associated Potato Growers Incorporated. CEO Bryan Miller says the season should wrap up June 15. “Last year, I think the Red River Valley had about one million bags left and this year, we have about 250,000,” says Miller. “It was such a big crop and this is more of a normal year and pace.” Miller says the warehouses at Grand Forks and Grafton still have fresh red potatoes. Yellow potatoes sold out early due to good demand. For the upcoming planting season, Miller says there will likely be a near 20 percent increase in yellow potato acres and decline of about eight percent fresh red potato acres.
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