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

Alsum Farms & Produce adds salesman

10/31/2014

Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. has added a salesman.

Fresh Solutions wins PMA Impact Award

10/31/2014

Fresh Solutions Network LLC won an award at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit conference for its line of gourmet potato packs.

Potato board hosts seminar on pricing

10/28/2014

The U.S. Potato Board is hosting a web seminar on potato pricing and demand.

Eric Halverson named Black Gold Farms CEO

10/24/2014

Eric Halverson is the new chief executive officer of potato grower-shipper Black Gold Farms.

Green bean volumes down 50% for Thanksgiving

10/23/2014

Grower-shippers expect ample high-quality supplies of most Thanksgiving produce staples this year, with green beans the notable exception.

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Market Scope - Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 27

2014-10-26

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,926*-1,799*-1,954) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Colorado; Wisconsin; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; and Red River Valley (MN/ND). *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (695-690-695, includes export of 2-4-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading cartons very active, baled active. Prices slightly higher. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $3.50-4; 50-pound cartons 40-70s $10-10.50, 80s mostly $9.50, 90s mostly $7.75-8.50, 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 $9.50, 80s mostly $8-8.50, 90s mostly $6.50-7, 100s $6-7.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (192-207-289, including exports 26-24-24) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices russet carton 50-70s generally unchanged, others higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A $6.50-7, 50-pound cartons 40-70s $9, 80-100s $8, U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $6.50.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (217-185-235) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices reds higher, Russet cartons 80-100s lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $6, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $8-9, 80s mostly $8, 90-100s mostly $7-7.50. Round red U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $9, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $9-10, size B $15.50-16.50, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $8-9, size B mostly $14-15. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-cartons size A mostly $10-11.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (204-180-193, includes export of 47-44-41) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $3.50-4, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $7, 80s mostly $6-6.50, 90-100s mostly $6.

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) — Shipments (102-103-92) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 size A baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly $9, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. mostly $13, 50-pound sacks mostly $7.50.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (118-90*-91) — Movement expected to decrease slightly with one shipper now left in the deal. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (71-77-76, including exports 3-6-8) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $14-16, fair appearance $10-13. Long white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $18, fair appearance $12-14. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $16-18, fair appearance $12-14.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (49-41-53) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading slow. Prices round white and russet norkotah U.S. 1 size A baled 5 10-pound film bags $1.50-1.95.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (51-51-38) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices baled higher, carton 80s lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $7, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $9, 80s $8-8.50, 90-100s mostly $8.

KLAMATH BASIN-CALIFORNIA-OREGON — Shipments (21-27*-29, including exports 1-1*-1) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Shipments (21-28-28) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices large slightly lower, others unchanged. Round white U.S. 1 size A 50-pound sacks mostly $6.50-7, large mostly $7-7.50, baled 10 5-pound sacks $8.50-9.50.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (10-12-27) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading slow. Prices round white U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch minimum $8-9.50, russet norkotah baled 10 5-pound film bags $6.50-8.50.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL, MINN. — Shipments (63-41-27) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised

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

STOCKTON DELTA DISTRICT — Shipments (10-4-7, including exports 0-0-0) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments light — Movement expected to increase slightly. Expect f.o.b. shipping point prices later in the week of Oct. 27.

 


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