Temperatures are warmer than preferred for the fresh potato harvest, but NoKota Packers CEO Carissa Olsen says farmers are making it work. “We’re probably about 80 percent done with harvest. We hope to wrap up harvest in the next few weeks when things cool down. There’s been varied quality with the potatoes.” Storage conditions are important for potatoes. “When it doesn’t get as cool at night, it makes things a bit more difficult, but we’re lucky to have air conditioning in most of our bins. It’s making sure we get the air on and close the doors so we take advantage of good storage.”
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