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Markon: Idaho Norkotah potatoes to run out in June

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Markon Cooperative BB #:123315 released this potato market update June 18, 2024:

Markon First Crop (MFC) Burbank and Norkotah Potatoes are available in Idaho and Washington.


  • MFC Norkotah stocks will be depleted by late June; MFC Burbanks will be the sole variety for the remainder of the season
  • Supplies will run through mid- to late August
  • 40- to 50-count supplies are extremely tight; six-week averages will be implemented for shipping large sizes through mid-August
  • Supply if ample for 80- through 120-count stocks


  • MFC Norkotah Potatoes continue to ship from storage
  • Supplies will run out in mid-July, pushing demand toward suppliers with remaining stocks
  • Profile is peaking on smaller sizes (90- through 120-count)


  • Norkotahs will wrap up mid- to late August
  • Volume is plentiful for all sizes


  • Overall quality is good; air checks, pressure, and shoulder bruising will be seen sporadically in remaining storage supplies (both Norkotahs and Burbanks) from all growing regions
  • Air checks are tiny thumbnail like cracks that are caused by stress due to abrupt temperatures
  • Pressure and shoulder bruising (soft, external indents) results from constant contact with adjacent potatoes, or the floor, while raw product sits in storage piles

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.