Potato market conditions are looking positive, according to data comparing to a year ago. Lower yields have created a firm market, leading the way for increased shipping point prices. One such example, 70 count russet norkotah’s in Idaho were priced as high as $15 as of late October, an increase of roughly $5-6 a year ago. Colorado also an increase of $2.50-3 per 70-count compared to a year ago.

Leading the way for the top shipping states, according to USDA, were Idaho, Colorado, Wisconsin and the Columbia Basin of Washington and Oregon.

Read more on current potato market conditions.