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

Melissa’s launches new products

10/21/2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles-based World Variety Produce Inc., which markets under the Melissa’s brand, took advantage of its annual Produce Trends and New Products presentation at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit to unveil its newest product offerings and reveal the topic of its next self-published book.

Wisconsin potato group seeks leader

10/15/2014

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association is looking for a new executive director.

PEI grower recalls potatoes because of possible tampering

10/15/2014

Linkletter Farms Ltd. voluntarily recalled potatoes shipped to Eastern Canada as federal authorities there launched a criminal investigation into possible food tampering after consumers reported finding metal objects in whole, fresh potatoes.

Tasteful Selections moves to bigger shed

10/14/2014

Specialty potato shipper Tasteful Selections is moving to a larger packinghouse.

Black Gold Farms improves consistency with optical sorter

10/13/2014

Black Gold Farms used an Odenberg Halo sorter during its potato seasons in Missouri and Texas earlier this year, and now the same machine — which is mounted on a mobile platform — is making things easier for the company in Grand Forks, N.D.

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Market Scope - Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 14

2014-10-12

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,889*-1,764*-1,925) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Wisconsin; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; Colorado and Texas. *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (651-617-695, includes export of 3-3-2) — Movement was expected to decrease slightly because of Columbus Day. Trading cartons active, others moderate. Prices norkotah carton 40-70s and 90-100s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $3.50-4; 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $8.75-9, 80s mostly $8.50-9, 90s mostly $7.50-8, 100s mostly $7. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $3.50-4; 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $8-8.50, 80s mostly $7, 90-100s mostly $6-6.50.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (203-200-217) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices round red size B and russet norkotah 50-pound cartons slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $6, 50-pound cartons 40-80s mostly $8-9, 90-100s mostly $7.50-8. 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 $15.50-16, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $8-8.50, size B mostly $14.50-15. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-cartons size A mostly $12.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (229-224-204, includes export of 48-44-47) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices carton 80s lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $3-4, 50-pound cartons 40-70s $6-7, 80-100s mostly $6.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (213-159-190, including exports 21-20-20) — Movement expected to decrease slightly because of Columbus Day. Trading slow. Prices baled slightly lower, carton 40-70s slightly lower. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A $5.50-6, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $8-8.50, 80-100s $8, U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. $6-6.50.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (144-122*-118) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) — Shipments (26-53-102) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Round red U.S. 1 size A baled 10 5-pound film bags $9, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. mostly $13, 50-pound sacks mostly $7.50.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (48-66-71, including exports 2-3-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $13-16 fair appearance $11-13. Long white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $18 fair appearance $10-14. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $18 fair appearance $8-16. Lack of trucks continues to limit movement.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL, MINN. — Shipments (112*-75-63) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (65-58*-51) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices slightly lower. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A $6, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $8.50, 80s $8-8.50, 90-100s $8. *revised

MICHIGAN — Shipments (39-37-49) — Movement expected about the same. Prices slightly lower. Unofficial prices from industry contacts tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. size A russet norkotah and round white $9-11.50. No f.o.b. issued as of Oct. 14. Harvest and storage has progressed slower than desired because of wet fields.

KLAMATH BASIN-CALIFORNIA-OREGON — Shipments (14*-21*-21, including exports 2-1-1) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Shipments (20-25-21) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices large lower, others slightly lower. Round white U.S. 1 size A 50-pound sacks mostly $6.50-7, large $7.50-8, baled 10 5-pounds sacks mostly $9-10.

KANSAS DISTRICT — Shipments (26-20-20) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (13-14*-15) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (8-6-11) — Movement expected to increase as more growers prepare to begin packing. Too few sales to establish a market. The first f.o.b. shipping point prices were expected the week of Oct. 13. Harvest nearly completed under nearly ideal conditions.

STOCKTON-DELTA DISTRICT — Shipments (9-7-10, including exports 0-0-0) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

 


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