Chip potato supplies are plentiful. Growers are gearing up to start storing chip potatoes, across the northern tier of states, this week and next. Current temperatures are ideal for storing potatoes. Yields appear to be average, or better, in most of the storage growing areas. Chip companies are running late on taking field-delivery contracts, but the duration varies, depending upon company and growing region. Some companies may be as much as two weeks late taking contracts. Dealers anticipate that the companies will run on the field delivery potatoes longer than usual, which will push back the start dates for storage potatoes.