Washington potato farmers see above-average yields

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QUINCY, Wash. — Adam Weber and his family last week started harvesting potatoes from the edges of their fields.

Those potatoes will go directly to one of the region’s processing plants to make dehydrated products.

“It’s just a good way to get harvest rolling,” Weber said. “It keeps the lesser-quality spuds from getting into storages. We want to put quality spuds into storage.”

Weber farms 3,500 to 4,000 acres near Quincy, Wash., with his father, uncle, brother and cousin.

At the height of harvest, Weber Farms will have 35 trucks and six diggers running in six locations from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Weber said.

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