Potato Economics & Jobs

In 2020, the value of U.S. potato production is expected to surpass $4.5 billion, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs both directly and indirectly.

Unlike most specialty crops, potatoes are commercially produced by primarily multi-generational family-owned farms, supporting countless communities in nearly every state in America.

With one out of every five rows planted destined for foreign consumers, U.S. potatoes are one of America’s largest agricultural exports and help feed the world.