EAST LANSING, Mich. — Potato Stocks in Michigan on Feb. 1, 2022, were estimated at 8.5 million hundredweight (cwt), up 27 percent from last year’s 6.7 million cwt. February’s stocks represent 44 percent of the total production. Stocks include potatoes stored by both processors and growers.
The major potato States held 198 million cwt in storage on February 1, 2022, down 3 percent from February 1, 2021. Potatoes in storage accounted for 48 percent of the States’ 2021 production compared with 49 percent a year earlier. The indicated potato disappearance, at 211 million cwt, was down 2 percent from the same period last year. Season-to-date shrink and loss, at 15.8 million cwt, was 2 percent higher than the same time last year. Processors in the 8 States used 114 million cwt of potatoes for the season, up 6 percent from February 2021.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service