Potato growers may need to get creative in 2023 as the realities of a shortage hit the supply chain. Grower-shippers will need to stretch volumes throughout the season as harvest was barely over 900,000 acres – down from 935,700 in 2021, an already tight year.

But producers already have some experience in making supplies stretch, navigating last year’s shortfall. Large supermarket promotions will be difficult, even as harvests indicate a high-quality product. Consumer prices have climbed some, though farmers have been feeling the price crunch. However, consumers will continue to see a hike in prices as potato acres decline.

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