Fresh potato shipments from the 2021 crop are expected to be lower this year. It’s due, in part, to a decline in the Minnesota and North Dakota crop, because of drought conditions. Folson Farms Sales and Marketing Manager Casey Folson says there are lower yields being seen in the fresh potatoes being harvested near East Grand Forks, Minnesota. “The quality of the crop is nice though. We’re thankful for quality.” Folson says shipping season should pick up pace in the next few weeks. “I think the crop will be light, which makes things interesting when supplies are tighter. Freight is also tough. Trucks are more expensive this year and there aren’t as many around. That will be another challenge in moving the crop.”
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