FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's 2017 potato crop totaled 24.4 million hundredweight, up 13 percent from the previous year.

The Agriculture Department says harvested acres were up 3 percent from 2016, and the average yield increased 10 percent.

The value of potatoes sold from the 2017 crop totaled $223 million, about the same as the year before. The average price during the marketing year was down more than a dollar per hundredweight.