FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Potato stocks in North Dakota are down 36 percent from a year ago.
The Agriculture Department says the amount of potatoes held by growers, dealers and processors in the state on June 1 stood at 1.4 million hundredweight.
Current stocks represent 7 percent of production, down from 10 percent last year.
Nationwide, potato stocks on June 1 stood at 51.3 million hundredweight -- up 13 percent over the year.
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