Potatoes

POTATOES

Potatoes continue as one of the most popular vegetables in the produce department. Nearly three-fourths of consumers (74%) were likely to place potatoes in their cart last year, a number down four percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.

 

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Packer Stories

Wada Farms’ new eco-friendly bag made from potatoes

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A new potato bag from Wada Farms Marketing Group LLC has potatoes on the outside as well as on the inside.

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U.S. potato and citrus production fell in the 2013-14 season, but the values of both crops increased, according to new season-ending reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Idaho Potato Commission gets new board members

09/16/2014

The Idaho Potato Commission has appointed two new leaders and reappointed another.

National Potato Council names public relations director

09/12/2014

Mark Szymanski, communications director for the National Potato Council, is leaving the Washington, D.C.-based group.

San Luis Valley Potatoes business updates

09/12/2014

Business updates on Colorado's San Luis Valley potato grower-shippers

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Market Scope - Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15

2014-09-14

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,885*-1,686*-1,878) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; Wisconsin; Big Lake, Minn.; and Texas. *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (642-566-703, includes export of 3-3-7) — Movement expected to decrease slightly because of truck shortage curtailing movement. Trading cartons 40-70s active, others moderate. Prices cartons 40-70s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $3.50-4; 50-pound cartons 40-70s $7.50-8, 80s mostly $7-7.50, 90s mostly $6-6.50, 100s $6-6.50.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (317-270-254, includes export of 66-48-44) — Movement expected to decrease slightly because of truck shortage curtailing movement. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $3.50-4, 50-pound cartons 40s $6-7, 50-80s mostly $7, 90-100s $6-7.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (148-181-194) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices round red size B slightly higher, russet norkotah slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $6-7, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $9.50-11, 80s mostly $9-10, 90s mostly $9-9.50, 100s mostly $9. Round red U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $8.50-9, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $9-9.50, size B mostly $14-14.50, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $8-8.50, size B mostly $13-13.50. Round white U.S. 1 50-pound sacks size A mostly $7-7.50. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-cartons size A mostly $12.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL, MINN. — Shipments (200-164*-162) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading active. Prices slightly higher. Round red U.S. 1 size A baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly $9.50, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. mostly $15, 50-pound sacks mostly $8.50. Yellow-type U.S. 1 size A baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly $12.50, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. mostly $20, 50-pound cartons $12.50-13. *revised

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (177*-143-139) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (0-56*-122, including exports 0-9*-10) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A $7-8, 50-pound cartons 40-60s $11-12, 70s $10-12, 80-90s $10-11 and 100s $9-10. *revised

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (117-116-87) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10-5-pound film bags size A mostly $6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-80s mostly $9, 90-100s mostly $8.50.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (0-9*-39, including exports 0-0-2) — Movement expected to increase sharply with harvest now underway. Trading moderate. Prices round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $14-16 fair appearance $10-12. Long white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $18-20 fair appearance $14-17. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $18. *revised

KANSAS DISTRICT — Shipments (42*-36*-26) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (38-31-26) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

STOCKTON-DELTA DISTRICT — Shipments (60*-34-23, including exports 3-2-1) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Shipments (6-9-23) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Round white U.S. 1 size A 50-pound sacks mostly $7, baled 10 5-pounds sacks $10-10.50.

NORTHERN COLORADO — Shipments (30*-29*-16) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

DELAWARE — Shipments (33-23-14) — Movement expected to decrease as most growers have finished for the season. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Light shipments expected through September. LAST REPORT.

INDIANA DISTRICT — Shipments (12-8*-14) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised

MICHIGAN — Shipments (11-9-6) — Movement expected to increase as growers begin harvest of storage varieties and begin packing. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

KLAMATH BASIN-CALIFORNIA-OREGON — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Local packers expected to start packing potatoes by Sept. 20.

 


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