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

Potandon employees take Ice Bucket Challenge

08/22/2014

Potandon Produce LLC is participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Side Delights named Impact finalist

08/21/2014

The Fresh Solutions Network LLC’s new gourmet petite potato line ranks among Produce Marketing Association’s Impact Packaging Award finalists. Side Delights Gourmet Petite potatoes were introduced in 2014, said Kathleen Triou, president and chief executive officer of the network, comprised of potato shippers across the country.

Potato board taps marketing operations director

08/21/2014

The U.S. Potato Board has named Amy Burdett marketing operations director.

Videos chronicle PEI potato industry leaders

08/21/2014

The Prince Edward Island potato industry has recorded its history for posterity sake and to share with the public and the next generation of potato growers.

Potato packaging stays steady, slightly smaller

08/18/2014

Packaging for potatoes is consistent in the Pacific Northwest.

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Market Scope - Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18

2014-08-17

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,734*-1,809*-1,574) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; Idaho; Texas; Big Lake, Minn.; and Colorado. *revised.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (73-193-214) — Movement expected to remain about the same as harvest starts to level off. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — 2014 crop — Shipments (196-239-326, includes export of 47-41-81) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading slow. Prices lower. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $4, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $7, 80-100s mostly $6-7.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — 2013 crop — Shipments (764-656-317, includes export of 14-8-0) — Movement expected to decrease sharply as fewer shippers remain in the old crop deal. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA — Shipments (1-112-153) — Movement expected to remain about the same as harvest starts to level off. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Round red U.S. 1 size A: baled 10 5-pound film bags $9, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. mostly $15, 50-pound sacks $8-8.50.

TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT AND WESTERN IDAHO — 2014 crop — Shipments (0-14-137) — Movement expected to increase sharply as more shippers are now packing new crop norkotah. Trading baled fairly slow, others moderate. Prices lower. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $4-5; 50-pound cartons 40-100s $8.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (142-125-95, including exports 22-10-17) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

KANSAS DISTRICT — Shipments (77-71-85) — Movement expected to decrease sharply as one large grower has finished harvesting. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — 2014 crop — Shipments (9-24-81) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices round red slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A $8.50-9, 50-pound cartons 40-80s mostly $11-12, 90-100s $10. Round red U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $8.50-9.50, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $9-9.50, size B mostly $13-13.50, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $8-8.50, size B mostly $12-12.50. Round white U.S. 1 50-pound sacks size A mostly $7-8.

STOCKTON DELTA DISTRICT — Shipments (61-91-51) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

INDIANA DISTRICT — Shipments (0-15-20) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Harvest as of Aug. 18 was in the third week with two-three weeks remaining. FIRST REPORT.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (37-22-17) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

DELAWARE — Shipments (38-28-16) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading opened moderate, closed slow. Prices chef lower, others unchanged. U.S. 1 50-pound sacks round white size A $8, chef $12.

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Shipments (0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Current supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Reportable volume was expected the week of Aug. 18.

MISSOURI DISTRICT — Shipments (21-22-0) — Movement expected to decrease sharply as harvest is complete. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (7-0-0) — Movement expected to increase as new crop harvest was expected to start the week of Aug. 18. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Two large shippers expected to begin packing the week of Aug. 18.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — 2013 crop — Shipments (28-3-0, includes export of 11-2-0) — Movement expected to remain about the same as shipping is now complete for the 2013 crop. LAST REPORT.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN — Shipments very light — Movement expected to increase. Current supplies insufficient to quote.

 


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