Walther Farms says harvest is about halfway

Cooler weather is helping to extend potato harvest for growers in Michigan.

Mike Phillips, who works with Walther Farms, tells Brownfield harvest crews have been able to work around scattered rains the past few weeks.

“We have a nice crop coming, it’s a good market, harvest progress is on track or slightly ahead,” he says.

The wet harvest hasn’t impacted yields yet, but Phillips says a wet, cold spring did.

“A cold snap in late April/early May made plants late coming out the ground, yields are going to be average,” he shares.

Phillips also serves on the Michigan Potato Industry Commission board.

Walther Farms has locations in more than 10 states including Michigan, Indiana, Kansas, and Nebraska.

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