NASS: WI Potatoes

Wisconsin potato production in 2018 totaled 27.1 million hundredweight, down 9 percent from 2017, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Potatoes 2018 Summary. The state’s potato growers planted 69,000 acres, down 2,000 acres from 2017. Harvested acres in 2018 were reported at 67,000, down 3,000 acres from the previous year. Average yield per acre was down from 425 hundredweight in 2017 to 405 hundredweight in 2018. Price per hundredweight, at $10.50, was down from the previous year’s $10.90. Total value of production of the Wisconsin potato crop decreased from $324 million in 2017 to $285 million in 2018.