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Kansas Potato Production Up 24 Percent from 2016
Kansas Ag Connection - 09/14/2018

Final production for the 2017 potato crop totaled 1.56 million cwt, up 24 percent from 2016, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Planted acres for 2017 totaled 4,100, down 2 percent from 2016. Harvested area, at 4,100 acres, was down 2 percent from the previous year. Yield for all potatoes averaged 380 cwt in 2017, 80 cwt per acre higher than the 2016 average yield.

The value of potatoes sold from the 2017 crop totaled $14.8 million, up 29 percent from 2016. The marketing year average price was $9.52 per cwt, up from $9.20 for the 2016 crop.

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