U.S. fresh potato shipments totaled nearly 6.6 million hundredweight in October. That’s down more than six percent from last year. In the Red River Valley, wash plants shipped 255,000 hundredweight of potatoes last month. That’s 12,000 hundredweight less than one year ago. North American Potato News says the October shipments are the smallest on record. Production was up in the Red River Valley this year, but shipments are off to a slow start.
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