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The Potato Education Guide is here to help you with all aspects of potato production. The Guide will be continually updated with new research-based recommendations and guidelines.

Nebraska typically ranks between 10th and 20th in total potato production among states. According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska potato growers planted 19,500 acres in 2008. Production totaled 8,432,000 hundredweight, with an estimated value of $80.5 million.

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Nebraska Potato Stocks as of Dec. 1

December 17, 2019

Nebraska growers, dealers, and processors held 5.10 million cwt of potatoes in storage on December 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Current stocks represent 55% of the 2019 production. Total stocks are defined as all potatoes on hand, regardless of use, including those that will be lost through future shrinkage and dumping.

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Nebraska Potato Production up 22% from Previous Year

September 14, 2018

Final production for the 2017 Nebraska potato crop totaled 9.03 million cwt, up 22% from 2016, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Planted acres for 2017 totaled 19,000, up 15% from 2016. Harvested area, at 19,000 acres, was up 16% from the previous year. Yield for all potatoes averaged 475 cwt in 2017, 25 cwt per acre higher than the 2016 average yield.

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Potato Production in Nebraska

September 18, 2017

Final production for the 2016 Nebraska potato crop totaled 7.38 million hundredweight (cwt), up 7% percent from 2015, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Planted acres for 2016 totaled 16,500, up 6% from 2015.

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Alexander Pavlista

Potato Specialist Alex Pavlista Retiring

March 30, 2017
Nebraska Extension Specialist Alexander Pavlista retired in March 2017 after 50 years working in research, 29 of them at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff where he served as the university's lead potato expert.

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