​​​Potato Economics

May 2012 | 30 min., 13 sec.
by Joe Guenthner
University of Idaho


​This presentation will help growers and other potato industry personnel understand the economics of potato production, consumption, and markets. The first of two presentations to deal with this topic, it lays a foundation of economic principles that apply to potato markets. Viewers will learn about domestic and international issues that can affect the profitability of potato growing, packing, processing, and marketing.

About the Presenter

Joe GuenthnerJoe Guenthner is a Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Idaho and has been a consultant to numerous potato agribusinesses. Joe earned a BS at the University of Wisconsin, an MS from Montana State University, and a PhD from Washington State University; he also was a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University in England. Joe is involved with agricultural projects in developing countries and has worked with potato growers in Egypt, Ethiopia, Malawi, and South Africa. Joe is the author of the book The International Potato Industry and writes for several industry journals.​

Contact Information:
Email: jguenthner@uidaho.edu


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