Today's agri-businessmen have changed from yesterday's farmers who turned their crop over to a buyer or dealer to sell. New generation Potato Growers and Shippers now market their own crops or store them in cooperative warehouses with other growers for future sale.
About 22 major potato warehouses pack and ship potatoes in the Valley. Using ultra-modern equipment, potatoes can go from storage to warehouse to truck any day during the shipping season without exposure to the outdoors. About 95 percent of the crop is shipped to the nation's fresh market, making us the #2 fresh potato shipper in the U.S.