- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Potato stocks in North Dakota are up 15 percent from a year ago.

The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that growers, dealers and processors in the state held 1.95 billion pounds of potatoes in storage on December 1. Current stocks represent 72 percent of production, up one percentage point from last year.

In North Dakota, the Russet Burbank variety accounted for 35.6 percent of potato acreage planted, followed by Prospect at 11.8 percent and Umatilla at 10 percent.

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