New from Extension: The economics of potato production

Potatoes in foreground, in a row. On a farm, farmworkers in the distance.Washington is the second largest producer of potatoes in the United States, growing more than 5 million tons annually.

Head shot of Galinato
Suzette Galinato

In the WSU Extension online bookstore, Suzette Galinato, economist with the School of Economic Sciences’ IMPACT Center, and co-author Carrie Wohleb, Potato, Vegetable & Seed Crops Extension Specialist, share a new, free guide to help growers explore the feasibility of potato production in Washington’s Columbia Basin.

This study helps growers create an economic budget to evaluate farm viability, providing a general guide to estimate the fixed, variable and opportunity costs of production.

You can download it from the bookstore here.

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