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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Market Scope - Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17

2014-11-16

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 2,111*-2,249*-2,499) — 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 (775-768-801, includes export of 4-5-4) — Movement was expected to remain about the same the week of Nov. 17 and then decrease the week of Nov. 24 because of holiday shipping schedules. Trading very active. Prices higher. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $4-4.50; 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $12.50, 80s mostly $10.50-11, 90s mostly $9, 100s mostly $7.50-8. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $4-4.50; 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $12, 80s mostly $9.50, 90s mostly $8.50, 100s mostly $7.50.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (326-382*-461, including exports 28-26*-28) — Movement expected to decrease slightly as Thanksgiving business has peaked. Trading active. Prices baled slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $6.50, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $9, 50-60s mostly $9-9.50, 70s mostly $9, 80s mostly $8, 90-100s $8, U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $6-6.50. Round red U.S. 1 10 5-pound film bags size A $10.50-11. Yellow-type U.S. 1 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $11. *revised.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (243-248-303) — Movement expected to decrease slightly after pre-holiday seasons have completed. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $6-6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $9-9.50, 80s mostly $8.50-9.50, 90-100s mostly $8-8.50. 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 $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 $11.50-13. Truck shortage is curtailing movement.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (188-174-193, includes export of 35-30-30) — Movement was expected to remain about the same the week of Nov. 17 and then decrease the week of Nov. 24 because of holiday shipping schedules. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $4-4.50, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $7.50-8.50, 80-100s mostly $7.50-8.

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) — Shipments (119-136-146) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices slightly higher. Round red U.S. 1 size A baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly $8.50-9, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. mostly $12-12.50, 50-pound sacks mostly $7-7.50.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (69-96*-99) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (84-79-88, including exports 13-9-10) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices long white and yellow-type slightly lower, round red generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $14, fair appearance $7-13. Long white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $16-18, fair appearance $11-14. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $16, fair appearance $9-14.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (54-73*-82) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices baled slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $6, 50-pound cartons 40-50s mostly $9, 60s mostly $10, 70s mostly $9.50, 80s mostly $8.50, 90-100s mostly $8. *revised.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (54-61*-58) — Movement was expected to be about the same the week of Nov. 17 and decrease the week of Nov. 24 due to Thanksgiving holiday. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Round white U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch minimum mostly $8-9, russet norkotah baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly $7-8. *revised.

KLAMATH BASIN-CALIFORNIA-OREGON — Shipments (31-61*-49, including exports 0-0-0) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices baled and carton 90-100s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A $5.50-6, 50--pound cartons 40-80s mostly $10, 90-100s mostly $8-11. *revised.

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Shipments (28-28-28) — Movement was expected to be about the same the week of Nov. 17 and decrease the week of Nov. 24 because of Thanksgiving. Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged. Round white U.S. 1 size A 50-pound sacks mostly $6.50-7, large $6.50-7.50, baled 10 5-pound sacks $8-9.

KERN COUNTY, CALIF. — Shipments (0-4-16) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. FIRST REPORT

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL, MINN. — Shipments (17-16-13) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (21-20-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (46-48-59) — Movement was expected to be about the same the week of Nov. 17 and decrease the week of Nov. 24 because of Thanksgiving. Trading russets moderate, round whites slow. Prices unchanged. Round white U.S. 1 size A 10-pound open window sacks loose $1.50-1.95, baled 10 5-pound sacks $7-8, russet norkotah 10-pound film bags loose $1.50-1.95.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments fairly light — Movement was expected to increase slightly the week of Nov. 17 and decrease slightly the week of Nov. 24 because of Thanksgiving. Trading fairly slow. Prices tote bags slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1/Canada 1 size A baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly $6.75-7.50, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. $8.75-9.50.

 


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