Columbia River Basin

The picturesque farms of the Columbia River Basin in Washington and Oregon stretch as far as you can see, hard at work growing some of the highest quality potatoes in the world. Ancient Missoula floods left behind the area’s volcanic sandy-loam soil, and the nearby Columbia River delivers steady irrigation. Combined with long, sun-filled days and cool nights, this region is ideal for growing the perfect potato.

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Potato Math

Potato crop acres in the Columbia River Basin

180,000 acres

Average potato yield per acre

60,000 lbs

Pounds of potatoes grown annually

10,800,000,000 lbs

The Columbia River Basin grows enough potatoes for 13.5 billion servings of fries every year – that’s enough potatoes for almost every person on earth to enjoy two servings of fries!

All figures are approximate and are intended to reflect industry-wide grower production in region.

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