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

U.S. Potato Board partners with World Food Championships

07/31/2014

The U.S. Potato Board has signed on as a partner to the World Food Championships for the 2014 competition in downtown Las Vegas Nov. 12-18.

Colorado expects good volumes on potatoes, onions, corn

07/31/2014

Colorado potato plantings are up about 8% this year, to 54,200 acres, as worries about water availability in the San Luis Valley, where the bulk of the state’s crop is grown, were wiped away by a big snowpack.

SunRain Varieties increases mini-tuber output

07/28/2014

Idaho Falls, Idaho-based SunRain Varieties LLC has completed capital improvement projects that will allow it to expand mini tuber production by nearly 40%.

Empire State production to begin late on some items

07/17/2014

Though cabbage, sweet corn and cucumbers are starting late, growers expect to begin harvesting other summer New York vegetables on time.

Late summer New York onions, potatoes to start on time

07/17/2014

The harvesting of New York onions and potatoes remains on schedule for August and September production starts, grower-shippers report.

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Market Scope - Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of July 21

2014-07-20

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,620*-1,832*-1,811) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Colorado; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; Kern District, Calif.; and Virginia. *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (628-678-783, includes export of 3-3-12) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading baled moderate, cartons fairly slow. Prices cartons 40-80s slightly lower, others about steady. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound nonsize A mostly $4-4.50, 50-pound cartons 40-80s mostly $7, 90-100s mostly $6-6.50.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (167-260-244, including exports 0-0-0) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices cartons 50-70s slightly higher, bulk slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $6.50, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $9-10, 50-70s mostly $12, 80s mostly $11, 90-100s $10. U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $10.50-11.50.

KERN DISTRICT — Shipments (260-238*-138, including exports 31-37-31) — Movement expected to decrease as harvest winds down. Trading moderate. Prices russet cartons 40-50s and 80-100s lower, carton 60-70s higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $6; 50-pound cartons 40-50s $8-12, 60-70s $11-12, 80s $10-11, 90s $8-9, 100s $7.50-8.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — 2013 crop — Shipments (127-130*-131, includes export of 30-43*-39) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

EASTERN SHORE, VA. — Shipments (37-116-102) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading round white fairly slow, others moderate. Prices round white lower, others generally unchanged. 50-pound sacks round white U.S. 1 size A mostly $8, chef mostly $14; 50-pound sacks round red U.S. 1 size A $9-10, size B mostly $15-16; 50-pound sacks yellow-type U.S. 1 size A $12.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (32-67-65) — Movement expected to increase as harvest ramps up. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. New crop round red shipments amounted to 43 and old crop russet 22.

ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT, N.C. — Shipments (37-52-59) — Movement expected to decrease as harvesting begins to wind down for the season. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound sacks size A $9, size B $16, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. size A $16-18; round white U.S. 1 50-pound sacks size A $8-9, size B $8-9, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. size A $15-16; yellow-type U.S. 1 tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. size A $22-24.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (64-79-56) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

STOCKTON DELTA DISTRICT — Shipments (17-37-53) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — 2014 crop — Shipments (0-5-47, includes export of 0-0-5) — Movement expected to increase as remaining growers expected to begin shipping the week of July 21. Trading active. Prices higher. Round red U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A $10-12, 50-pound cartons size A $10-11, size B $14-16, creamers ¾- to 1 5/8-inch $25-30. Yellow-type U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A $11-13, 50-pound cartons size A $11-12, size B mostly $10, creamers ¾- to 1 5/8-inch $25-30. Russet growers expected to start shipping lightly the week of July 21.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (20-29*-29) — Movement expected to decrease slightly as old crop supplies wind down. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SOUTHERN OREGON) — Shipments (21-27-27, including export 0-5-3) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices baled and carton 40-50s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $5-5.50, 50-pound cartons 40-50s mostly $11, 60-80s mostly $10-11, 90-100s mostly $10.

MISSOURI DISTRICT — (0-26-24) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

KANSAS DISTRICT — (0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Harvest was expected to begin the week of July 21 on russet norkotah; one grower has been harvesting round red since the week of July 14.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL, MINN. — (0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Harvest is expected to start the week of Aug. 4. FIRST REPORT.

DELAWARE — Initial light harvest of round reds was expected to begin the week of July 21 with round whites expected to begin the week of July 28. The first f.o.b. shipping point prices were expected the week of July 21.

 


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