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

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.

Russet prices still low as harvest nears

07/16/2014

Stubbornly low russet prices left marketers scrambling to clear the pipeline before new crop spuds begin shipping in August.

The smaller the better on potato bag sizes

07/15/2014

Sales of smaller-sized packages of potatoes are rising.

Washington/Oregon potatoes business updates

07/11/2014

Washington/Oregon potatoes business updates

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

2014-07-13

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,928*-1,549*-1,816) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Colorado; Kern District, Calif.; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; and Wisconsin. *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (730-628-678, includes export of 2-3-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading baled fairly active, cartons fairly slow. Prices baled slightly higher, cartons lower. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound nonsize A mostly $4-4.50, 50-pound cartons 40-80s mostly $7-7.50, 90- 100s mostly $6-6.50.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (202-167-260, including exports 0-0-0) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading carton 50-70s fairly active on slightly lower prices, others fairly active. Prices cartons 50-70s 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 $10.50-12, 80s mostly $11, 90-100s $10. U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $11.50. Most San Luis Valley shippers expect to finish packing available supplies by late July.

KERN DISTRICT — Shipments (291-260-235, including exports 31-31-32) — Movement expected to decrease as harvest winds down. Trading russets fairly active at lower prices, others fairly active. Prices round red slightly higher, russet cartons lower, others generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $10-12, yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $10-12, long white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $12. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $6; 50-pound cartons 40-70s $10-12, 80s $10-11, 90-100s $8-10.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE.— 2013 crop — Shipments (158-127*-135, includes export of 36-30-35) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotahs U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $4-5, 50-pound cartons 40-70s $8-9, 80-100s mostly $7-8. *revised.

EASTERN SHORE, VA. — Shipments (5-37-116) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 50-pound sacks round white U.S. 1 size A mostly $9, chef mostly $14; 50-pound sacks round red U.S. 1 size A $9-10, size B $15-16; 50-pound sacks yellow-type U.S. 1 size A $12.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (86-64-79) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT, N.C. — Shipments (40-37-52) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound sacks size A $9-10, size B $16, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. size A $16-20; 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 $16-18; yellow-type U.S. 1 tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. size A $24.

STOCKTON DELTA DISTRICT — Shipments (0-17-37) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (81-54*-31) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Old crop russet supplies are expected to continue shipping through late July. New crop round red started week of July 7. *revised.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SOUTHERN OREGON) — Shipments (27-21-27, including export 0-0-5) — 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. Klamath shippers expect to finish old crop supplies by late July and immediately switch to new crop norkotahs from Hermiston, Wash., area.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (45*-20*-26) — Movement expected to decrease slightly as old crop supplies wind down. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

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

RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (10-9-4) — Movement expected to decrease. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

MISSOURI DISTRICT — (26-0-0) — 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. FIRST REPORT.

 


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