Printable Page Potato/Onion News   Return to Menu - Page 2 3 4
 
 
                                USDA Crop Progress      07/12

    Potatoes:  Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production by Seasonal
                   Group, State, and United States, 2004-2005
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Seasonal  : Area Planted  :Area Harvested :     Yield     :    Production
  Group and :-------------------------------------------------------------------
    State   : 2004  : 2005  : 2004  : 2005  : 2004  : 2005  :  2004   :  2005
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            : -------- 1,000 Acres -------     --- Cwt ---    --- 1,000 Cwt --
            :
Winter 1/   :
  CA        : 13.0    14.0    13.0    14.0     250     250     3,250     3,500
  FL        :  5.7     6.0     5.5     5.8     285     270     1,568     1,566
            :
  Total     : 18.7    20.0    18.5    19.8     260     256     4,818     5,066
            :
Spring 1/   :
  AZ        :  6.2     4.3     6.2     4.3     285     275     1,767     1,183
  CA        : 17.5    13.8    17.5    13.8     475     410     8,313     5,658
  FL        : 24.8    23.6    24.5    23.2     313     282     7,678     6,550
   Hastings : 18.2    17.3    18.0    17.0     320     285     5,760     4,845
   Other FL :  6.6     6.3     6.5     6.2     295     275     1,918     1,705
  NC        : 17.0    14.5    13.5    14.0     200     190     2,700     2,660
  TX        : 11.0     9.5    10.5     9.1     210     225     2,205     2,048
            :
  Total     : 76.5    65.7    72.2    64.4     314     281    22,663    18,099
            :
Summer      :
  AL        :  2.3     1.6     1.3     1.5     175     170       228       255
  CA        :  7.0     6.2     7.0     6.2     350     340     2,450     2,108
  CO        :  5.9     4.9     5.8     4.8     365     365     2,117     1,752
  DE        :  3.3     2.7     3.1     2.6     260     260       806       676
  IL        :  5.0     4.5     4.8     4.3     415     340     1,992     1,462
  KS        :  3.5     4.0     3.4     3.8     400     350     1,360     1,330
  MD        :  4.7     4.7     4.6     4.6     260     260     1,196     1,196
  MO        :  6.9     6.0     6.2     5.7     310     340     1,922     1,938
  NJ        :  2.3     2.1     2.2     2.1     270     275       594       578
  NM 2/     :  1.2             1.0             340               340
  TX        : 10.4     9.4     9.6     8.6     440     450     4,224     3,870
  VA        :  6.0     5.0     5.0     4.9     240     220     1,200     1,078
            :
  Total     : 58.5    51.1    54.0    49.1     341     331    18,429    16,243
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
See footnote(s) at end of table.                                     --continued




    Potatoes:  Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production by Seasonal
             Group, State, and United States, 2004-2005 (continued)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Seasonal  : Area Planted  :Area Harvested :     Yield     :    Production
  Group and :-------------------------------------------------------------------
    State   : 2004  : 2005  : 2004  : 2005  : 2004  : 2005  :  2004   :  2005
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            :--------- 1,000 Acres ---------   -- Cwt --        1,000 Cwt
            :
Fall 3/     :
  CA        :    7.6     7.2     7.6     7.2   510              3,876
  CO        :   65.0    58.2    64.3    58.0   360             23,148
  ID        :  355.0   330.0   353.0   328.0   374            131,970
    10 SW Co:   25.0    24.0    25.0    24.0   490             12,250
    Other ID:  330.0   306.0   328.0   304.0   365            119,720
  IN 4/     :    3.4             3.2           350              1,120
  ME        :   63.5    55.5    62.0    54.5   310             19,220
  MA        :    2.6     2.6     2.5     2.6   320                800
  MI        :   43.0    43.0    42.0    42.0   325             13,650
  MN        :   47.0    46.0    44.0    42.0   430             18,920
  MT        :   10.7    11.0    10.6    10.9   335              3,551
  NE        :   22.0    20.0    21.6    19.6   430              9,288
  NV        :    6.7     5.5     6.7     5.5   430              2,881
  NM 2/     :    4.0     5.3     4.0     5.3   430              1,720
  NY        :   20.0    20.5    19.2    20.1   270              5,184
  ND        :  105.0    90.0   101.0    86.0   265             26,765
  OH        :    3.7     3.6     3.6     3.5   300              1,080
  OR        :   37.0    35.0    37.0    35.0   534             19,775
    Malheur :    5.2     4.5     5.2     4.5   470              2,444
    Other OR:   31.8    30.5    31.8    30.5   545             17,331
  PA        :   12.0    11.5    11.0    11.0   240              2,640
  RI        :    0.5     0.5     0.5     0.5   350                175
  WA        :  160.0   154.0   159.0   154.0   590             93,810
  WI        :   71.0    71.0    70.0    70.0   435             30,450
            :
  Total     :1,039.7   970.4 1,022.8   955.7   401            410,023
            :
US          :1,193.4 1,107.2 1,167.5 1,089.0   391            455,933
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/  Estimates for current year carried forward from earlier forecast.
2/  Summer potatoes combined with fall potatoes in 2005.
3/  The forecast of fall potato production will be published in the November
    "Crop Production".
4/  Estimates discontinued in 2005.




         Fall Potatoes:  Percent of Acreage Planted by Type of Potatoes,
                           11 Major States, 2004-2005
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        :                            Potato Types 1/
        :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
  State :         Reds          :        Whites         :        Russets
        :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
        :   2004    :   2005    :   2004    :   2005    :   2004    :   2005
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        :                                Percent
        :
CO      :     5           4          13          11          82          85
ID      :     2           2           3           3          95          95
ME      :     5           4          51          48          44          48
MI      :     3           2          84          83          13          15
MN      :    23          25          11           9          66          66
NY      :     5           5          90          90           5           5
ND      :    17          20          39          32          44          48
OR      :     4           2          22          14          74          84
PA      :     4           6          96          94
WA      :     3           3           9          10          88          87
WI      :    11          11          32          32          57          57
        :
Total   :     6           6          21          20          73          74
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/  Predominant type shown may include small portion of other type(s)
    constituting less than 1 percent of State's total. Yellow flesh potatoes are
    reported under white types. Blue types are reported under red types.




           Fall Potatoes:  Acres Planted for Certified Seed Potatoes,
                        by State and Total, 2004-2005 1/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        :                      2004 Crop                      :    2005 Crop
        :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
  State :   Entered for   :                 :     Percent     :   Entered for
        :  Certification  :    Certified    :    Certified    :  Certification
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        :     --------- Acres ---------           Percent            Acres
        :
AK      :         130                86              66                 90
CA      :         557               524              94                525
CO      :      14,884            12,345              83             15,300
ID      :      36,924            36,729              99             30,000
ME      :      13,533            13,523             100             11,000
MI      :       2,300             2,221              97              2,300
MN      :      10,552            10,100              96             10,000
MT      :       9,758             9,758             100             10,100
NE      :       6,592             5,592              85              5,707
NY      :         786               785             100                525
ND 2/   :      16,746            16,600              99
OR      :       3,216             3,216             100              2,250
PA      :         284               284             100                260
WA      :       2,490             2,488             100              2,350
WI      :       8,515             8,150              96              8,489
        :
Total   :     127,267           122,401              96             98,896
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/  Data supplied by State seed certification officials.
2/  Acres entered for 2005 certification not available at time of
    publication.


All Potatoes:  Potato growers across the United States have planted
an estimated 1.11 million acres of potatoes in all four seasons
this year, down 7 percent from last year and the lowest since 1866
when record keeping began.  Area for harvest, forecasted at
1.09 million acres, is also down 7 percent from a year ago and the
lowest on record.  Fall potato planted acreage is down 7 percent
from the 2004 crop year.  

The summer potato production forecast is down 12 percent from last
season.  Winter and spring production forecasts are being carried
forward from earlier estimates.  Winter production is up 5 percent
but spring production is down 20 percent from last year. 




Fall Potatoes:  Area planted to fall potatoes for 2005 is estimated
at 970,400 acres, down 7 percent from last year and 12 percent
below 2003.  Harvested acres are forecast at 955,700, down
7 percent from 2004 and 12 percent below two years ago.  This is
the lowest planted and harvested acres since 1957.  This reduction
is due in part to economic pressures, industry acreage reduction
programs, and inclement weather at planting.

Western States potato acreage is estimated at 606,200 acres planted
this year, down 6 percent from last year and 9 percent below 2003. 
Planting was delayed in most western States due to wet conditions. 
Idaho growers dropped their planted acreage 7 percent from last
year.  This is the lowest planted acreage for Idaho since 1986. 
Washington producers pulled back 4 percent from a year ago. 
Colorado growers voluntarily reduced acreage 10 percent this year
for both water conservation and economic reasons.  Planted acres in
Oregon were dropped 5 percent.  This reduction is due in part to
the closure of a processing plant in the Columbia Basin. 
California's fall potato acres are down 5 percent and Nevada's
acres decreased 18 percent.  Planted acres for Montana are up
3 percent.  New Mexico summer potatoes were combined with fall
potatoes for 2005.  Acres are up 2 percent from 2004 for all of New
Mexico's potato acres.

Central States planted an estimated 273,600 acres of fall potatoes
this year, down 6 percent from last year and 18 percent below two
years ago.  Cool, wet weather slowed planting in most central
States.  North Dakota's planted acreage decreased 14 percent and is
the lowest number of planted acres since 1952.  This reduction is
due in part to a decrease in processing acres.  Planted acres
dropped 9 percent in Nebraska, 3 percent in Ohio, and 2 percent in
Minnesota from a year ago.  Michigan and Wisconsin growers planted
the same amount of acres as last year. 

Growers in Eastern States have planted an estimated 90,600 acres of
fall potatoes this year, down 8 percent from last year and
14 percent below the 2003 acreage.  Maine's planted acreage is
estimated at 55,500 acres, down 13 percent from last year.  Planted
potato acreage in Pennsylvania is down 4 percent, while producers
in New York planted 3 percent more acres.  Massachusetts and Rhode
Island's planted acreages are unchanged from 2004.  Cool, wet
spring weather delayed planting and has slowed crop progress but
crop quality is expected to be good in these New England States.




Summer Potatoes:  Production of summer potatoes is forecast at
16.2 million cwt, a 12 percent decrease from a year ago.  If
realized, this would be a record low production since the series
began in 1949, six percent below the previous record low set in
1980.  Harvest is expected from a record low acreage of
49,100 acres, 9 percent below last year, the previous record low. 
Average yield is forecast at 331 cwt per acre, down 10 cwt from
2004.  Eight of the 11 summer potato States expect smaller crops
than they had last year but the potato crops in 2 States are
larger.  Maryland growers expect the summer potato crop to be
unchanged from last year.

Illinois' production is expected to be down 27 percent from last
year, followed by Colorado with a decrease of 17 percent. 
Delaware's summer potato crop forecast is down 16 percent, while
California expects a 14 percent loss from 2004.  Virginia producers
are expecting a 10 percent decrease in production, while Texas is
expecting an 8 percent drop, and growers in New Jersey and Kansas
expect 3 percent and 2 percent decreases, respectively.  A larger
potato crop is expected  in Alabama, with a 12 percent increase. 
Expectations in Missouri are up 1 percent despite an 8 percent
decrease in harvested acres.  Missouri's yield is forecast at
340 cwt per acre, 30 cwt above last season.  If realized, this
would equal the record high yield of 2001. 

Crop conditions in Texas are good and harvest is expected to start
in August.  East coast States have had nearly ideal conditions for
vine and tuber development.  In Alabama, rain delayed planting
while insect pressures and unfavorable weather are expected to
reduce the quality of the crop.  Colorado summer potato development
continues to be behind schedule due to planting delays caused by
uncertainty in irrigation water but the crop condition is mostly
good to fair.  Wet conditions in California delayed planting by
three weeks in some areas but the crop has progressed normally
since then.  Growers are expecting a late harvest.  Harvest is
underway in Missouri's southeastern counties and is expected to
start in the northwestern counties in a couple of weeks.




For more free DTN information sent right to your email each morning - click here to sign up for DTN Snapshot.
 
 
Copyright DTN. All rights reserved. Disclaimer.
Powered By DTN