Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Potato Farming industry has benefited from several factors over the five years to 2016. 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 2021, 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 Products Chapter
This industry includes a wide range of potatoes. The majority of them are grown in open fields, while the rest are grown under cover. Fresh potatoes, processed potatoes, and sweet potatoes are among the largest segments within this industry. Growers in the US have to meet tight quality criteria, typically established by specific end-users. Characteristics of the tuber are what decide whether a particular potato will be used for fresh or processed use. The edible part of the potato plant we eat is called the tuber, which is an enlarged underground stem.
These crops hold about the same market shares today as they have during the past decade, and this is not expected to change significantly in the next five years... purchase to read more