No produce item shows this pandemic effect as clearly as potatoes, whose average F.O.B. price has been about half of what it was in early March, as demand has been significantly damaged by restaurant, school and institution closures.
Domestic supplies of many crops will continue to ramp up now that we’re on the cusp of June.
Chelan Fresh Marketing, Chelan, WA, sees its participation in USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program as a way of giving back.
Potatoes and onions are diverse crops grown in many areas of the country, and even with stronger retail demand, growers and marketers of neither could have anticipated the economic uncertainty that’s come with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Onion and potato markets continue to struggle with too much product and not enough outlets. While …
Potatoes and onions were among the items that saw huge demand in March as millions dealt with shelter-in-place orders and flocked to grocery stores. However, when March came to a close, demand for these two items dropped sharply, causing prices to fall.
Panic buying caused a 77% surge in meat sales, but there's one vegetable keeping up with that pace.
Quarantined consumers’ demand for potatoes is at an all-time high.
Wed., Feb. 26 at 1:00 pm ET, potato growers from across the United States will host a press conference with agricultural industry partners and members of the U.S. House of Representatives to call on the U.S. Senate to take up legislation to solve the agricultural labor crisis.
As sales of baby Golds, Reds and Medley potatoes continue to climb, MountainKing is embarking on an aggressive program to provide its retail partners with turnkey, display-ready options aimed at driving sales of the smaller, pre-sized variety.