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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USDA names potato board appointments

01/22/2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named 33 appointments to the National Potato Promotion Board.

Market Fresh hires packaging coordinator

01/21/2015

Market Fresh Produce LLC has hired a national packaging coordinator.

Tasteful Selections rolls out new campaign

01/21/2015

Specialty potato shipper Tasteful Selections has begun a new marketing campaign.

Rockey Farms’ pair win stewardship honor

01/21/2015

Brendon and Sheldon Rockey of Rockey Farms in Center, Colo., are the winners of the 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award, presented in partnership by the National Potato Council and Dupont Crop Protection.

Potato growers elect leaders for 2015

01/16/2015

Dan Lake has been elected to serve as the president of the National Potato Council and lead the group’s executive committee for 2015.

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Market Scope - Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 26

2015-01-25

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 2,074-2,224*-1,921) — 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 (693-806-690, includes export of 2-2-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading 40-70s moderate, others fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $3-3.50; 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $14.50, 80s $10-11, 90s $7-8.50, 100s mostly $7. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $3-3.50; 50-pound cartons 40-50s mostly $14.50, 60-70s $14-14.50, 80s mostly $9.50-10, 90s mostly $7-7.50, 100s mostly $6-6.50.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (338-342-319, including exports 14-30*-32*) — Movement expected to decrease slightly entering into a traditionally light trading period. Trading carton 40-60s fairly active on light offering, others fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10-5-pound film bags size A $6-6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-60s mostly $13, 70s mostly $11-11.50, 80s $8.50-9, 90-100s mostly $8, U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $6. Round red U.S. 1 10 5-pound film bags size A $11. Yellow-type U.S. 1 10 5-pound film bags size A $11. *revised.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (195-201-166) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices russet cartons 40-70s and russet baled slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $6.50-6.75, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $12, 80s mostly $10-10.50, 90-100s mostly $9. Round red U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $9.50-10, 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.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (158-155-169, includes export of 29-33-37) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $3.50-4, 50-pound cartons 40-70s $10-11, 80s mostly $9-9.50, 90s mostly $8-9, 100s mostly $8-8.50.

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) — Shipments (143-136*-126) — Movement expected to decrease slightly entering into a traditionally light trading period and while another shipper finishes packing. Trading fairly slow. Prices baled lower, others generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 size A baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly $7.50-8, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt mostly $11-12, 50-pound sacks mostly $6.50-7. *revised.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (98-91-83) — Movement expected to decrease slightly entering into a traditionally light trading period. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (47-57-68) — Movement expected to decrease slightly entering into a traditionally light trading period. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A $6-6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-60s mostly $13, 70s mostly $11-12, 80s $9-11, 90-100s $8.25.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (50-49-53) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. Round white U.S. 1 size A 10-pound open window sacks loose $1.60-1.80, russet norkotah 10-pound film bags loose $1.60-1.80.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (83-76*-49) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices 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.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (74-115-49, including exports 7-6-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices round red lower, yellow-type generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $12-13, fair appearance $10-11, yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $16, fair appearance $10-13.

KLAMATH BASIN (CALIFORNIA-OREGON) — Shipments (37-34*-30, including exports 0-0-0) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Russet U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A $5-6, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $11-12, 80s mostly $10-11, 90-100s mostly $9. *revised.

KERN COUNTY, CALIF. — Shipments (45*-33-29, including exports 3-3-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL, MINN. — Shipments (19-20-20) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Shipments (17-20-16) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. Round white U.S. 1 size A 50-pound sacks mostly $6.50-7, large $6.50-7, baled 10 5-pound sacks $8-9. Dealers anticipated packing and transportation delays because of Nor’easter winter storm the week of Jan. 26.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (10-9-10) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

FLORIDA — Shipments (0-0-0, including exports 0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase as harvest gets underway with light shipments by Jan. 31. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments light — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1/Canada 1 size A baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly $7.50-8, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. $8.75-9.50.

 


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