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

Promotion board leaders meet in D.C.

04/16/2014

A group of U.S. Department of Agriculture promotion board leaders met recently in Washington D.C. for the first time.

Prices of some potatoes could rise

04/16/2014

Demand for some U.S. potatoes was showing signs in mid-April of picking up.

Prince Edward Island pushes island fries in April

04/03/2014

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is encouraging consumers to eat fries made from PEI potatoes during PEI Burger Love this April.

Top Spudmobile wrapper designs to win $1,000

04/02/2014

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association plans to take its message to the streets with a rolling billboard dubbed the Spudmobile, but it needs a little help with the wrapper.

Cavendish Farms pulls Maine potato acreage

04/01/2014

Cavendish Farms will not plant potatoes in Presque Isle, Maine this year, but the move will not affect the company’s sponsorship of an industry research and education group.

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Market Scope - Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of April 7

2014-04-06

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,781-1,841*-1,625) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Colorado; Florida; Wisconsin and Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore. *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (724-769-675, includes export of 3-2-8) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading baled moderate, cartons fairly active. Prices baled slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound nonsize A $4-5, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $8, 50s $8-9, 60-100s $9.50-10. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (269*-281-241, including exports 28-24-22) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices baled slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A $7-7.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $8-9, 50-70s mostly $11, 80-100s $10. U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. $9.50-11.50. *revised.

FLORIDA DISTRICT — Shipments (171-188-144, including exports 12-8-5) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading round white fairly slow, yellow-type moderate, round red fairly active. Prices round red slightly higher, round white slightly lower, yellow-type generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $14.25. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $17-17.25. Round white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $18.50-18.75.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (123-121-119) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $8, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $11-12, 80s mostly $10.50, 90s mostly $10, 100s mostly $9.50-10.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (100-115-111, includes export of 32-40-37) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotahs U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $6-6.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $7-10, 50s $9-10, 60-100s mostly $9.50-10.

RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (88-76*-82) — Movement expected to decrease slightly as more packers finish. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $9-9.50, tote bags size A mostly $15 per cwt. *revised.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (58-52-**) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. **unavailable.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SOUTHERN OREGON) — Shipments (42-36-49, including export 2-1-1) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged, russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $6.50-8, 50-pound cartons 40-100s mostly $10-11.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (60*-45*-46) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (45-42-46) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. 1 round white baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch minimum $9-9.50, russet norkotah baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum $8.75-9.

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (16-31*-39) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers receive potatoes. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (38-39-38) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. 1 Russet norkotah and goldrush 10-pound film bags loose size A mostly $2-2.25.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (4-3-2, including exports 2-2-1) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $11-13; yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $14-16. **Change in Washington state's marketing order for 2013 crop limits availability of shipment information to exports only.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments light — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. No. 1 or Canada No. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum mostly $8.50-9, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. $13.50-14.

 


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