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The Red River Valley Potato Industry's Contribution to the Economies of North Dakota and Minnesota

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Title: The Red River Valley Potato Industry's Contribution to the Economies of North Dakota and Minnesota
Author: Scott, Donald F.; Leistritz, F. Larry; Coon, Randal C.
Description: The potato industry of the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota is an integrated industry including both production and processing. Potato plantings in 1984 were 136,000 acres in North Dakota with 20.6 million cwt and 77,100 acres for Minnesota with 13.8 million cwt. The majority of potato crops occur inside the Red River Valley. The potato industry consists of farm production, the storage of potato crops and their washing and processing factories involved. Due to the Red River Valley potato industry's concentration in a small area, it tends to be overlooked. The focus of this article and it's study was to estimate the economic contribution of the Red River Valley potato industry to both North Dakota and Minnesota in 1985. Contributions to these economies were measured in terms of key variables such as business activity, retail sales and personal income. The potato industry created another 3,541 indirect and induced jobs. the potato industry at this time received $1.86 for every dollar expended.
Date: 1986
Subject: Potatoes
Economics
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/8083

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