Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Potato Farming industry has benefited from several factors over the five years to 2014. Most importantly, the wide acceptance of industry products has helped sustain steady demand from downstream markets. However, because agricultural production is contingent on many outside forces, the industry must perpetually keep its output levels in line with overall demand. Over the five years to 2019, the industry will continue to benefit from increasing demand from emerging economies and the growing popularity of organic and niche potato varieties, which will create new markets for industry products and contribute to rising industry revenue.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Idaho and Washington take the lead in US potato production, accounting for over 50% of production in the Potato Farming industry. Overall, western states produce almost two-thirds of all potatoes. Currently, acreage used for potato farming totals about 1.0 million acres and production continues to rise as yields trend upward. Yields have increased because of advancements such as the use of irrigation systems, innovations in transportation infrastructure, and the increased use of chemical inputs such as fertilizers and pesticide.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the Potato Farming industry has significantly consolidated growing operations... purchase to read more