"We have had a fantastic year as far movement," said Cory Seim, a salesman
for Northern Valley Growers, a red potato grower-shipper based in Hoople,
Mr. Seim told The Produce News Dec. 24 that good prices have stayed and
that “we are looking for an early finish. A lot of sheds in the valley are. We
moved record amounts in October and November, so it was a very good year.
I hope to finish in the middle of March. Typically, we go usually until around
Mr. Seim noted that his expectations are not cast in stone. “Things can
change rapidly” in the potato business, he noted.
Some statistics show that the Red River Valley's potato production is up 8
percent, but “I don’t see it, unless there is something I don’t know about,” Mr.
“We’ve had tremendous movement. It’s been very good. I believe Idaho had
good movement, too. Hopefully they are getting planted acres down to where
they need to have them and they will keep them there.”