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Minnesota Potato Production Up 10 Percent Last Year
Minnesota Ag Connection - 09/14/2018

Minnesota potato production in 2017 totaled 18.4 million hundredweight, up 10 percent from 2016, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Potatoes 2017 Summary. The state's potato growers planted 46,000 acres, up 3,000 acres from 2016.

Harvested acres in 2017 were reported at 45,500, up 3,500 acres from the previous year. Average yield per acre, at 405 hundredweight, was up 1 percent from the previous year.

Prices per hundredweight increased to $9.38 from the previous year's $9.05 per hundredweight. Total value of production of the state's potato crop was up from $152 million in 2016 to $173 million in 2017.

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