NASS: NW Potato Production Slipped This Year While Sugarbeets Report Growth

Potato production across the Pacific Northwest is down this year.

According to NASS, potato production in Idaho is forecast at 132 million cwt., down 2% from last year. Harvested area, at 314,500 acres, is up 15,000 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 420 cwt. per acre, down 30 cwt. from 2020. Production in Oregon is forecast at 25.5 million cwt., down 5% year over year. Harvested area, at 44,800 acres, is down 200 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 570 cwt. per acre, down 30 cwt. from 2020. Meanwhile potato production in Washington is forecast at 93.3 million cwt., down 6% from 2020 numbers. Harvested area, at 159,500 acres, is up 5,000 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 585 cwt. per acre down 60 cwt. per acre from the previous year.

When it comes to Sugarbeet production, Idaho’s crop  is forecast at 6.83 million tons, down slightly from last year. Harvested area, at 170,000 acres, is up 1,000 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 40.2 tons per acre, down 0.3 ton from 2020. Oregon production is forecast at 406,000 tons, up 6% from 2020. Harvested area, at 10,300 acres, is up 900 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 39.4 tons per acre, down 1.5 tons from the previous year. And Washington sugarbeet production is forecast at 91,000 tons, up 6% from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 1,900 acres, up 100 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 47.8 tons per acre, unchanged from 2020.For additional numbers, or a look a corn for grain, check out PNWAg.net, we’ll have more for you there.

Production of corn for grain in Idaho is forecast at 22.5 million bushels, down 13% from last year. Harvested area, at 105,000 acres, is down 25,000 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 214 bushels per acre, up 15 bushels from 2020. Washington corn for grain production is forecast at 16.9 million bushels, down 13% from last year. Harvested area, at 75,000 acres, is down 10,000 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 225 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from the previous year.

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