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

Eric Halverson named Black Gold Farms CEO

10/24/2014

Eric Halverson is the new chief executive officer of potato grower-shipper Black Gold Farms.

Green bean volumes down 50% for Thanksgiving

10/23/2014

Grower-shippers expect ample high-quality supplies of most Thanksgiving produce staples this year, with green beans the notable exception.

Purchase boosts Mack Farms potato, watermelon acreage

10/22/2014

Mack Farms Inc. is increasing its Florida potato and watermelon acreage and expanding into other items by purchasing a large south Florida operation.

Potandon serves up new varieties

10/22/2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Idaho Falls, Idaho-based Potandon Produce is doing something it never has before with its brand — marketed potatoes. Ralph Schwartz, vice president of marketing, said the company plans to launch organic potatoes under the Potandon brand for the first time this November. The new offering is under the Potandon logo introduced earlier this year.

Fresh Solutions Network launches roasting potatoes

10/21/2014

Fresh Solutions Network LLC has launched a line of roasting potatoes under its Side Delights brand.

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Market Scope - Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20

2014-10-19

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,771*-1,935*-1,804) — The top shipping states, 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 (617-695-690, includes export of 3-2-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading cartons 40-70s very active, others moderate. Prices carton 40-70s slightly higher, others slightly lower. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $3.50; 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $9.50, 80s mostly $8.50, 90s mostly $7, 100s mostly $6-6.50. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $3.50; 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $8.50, 80s mostly $7, 90-100s $6-6.50.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (163*-192*-207, including exports 24*-26*-24) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices carton 40-70s higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A $5.50-6, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $8.50, 50-70s mostly $9, 80-100s mostly $8, U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $6.50.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (200-217-185) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $6, 50-pound cartons 40-80s mostly $8-9, 90-100s mostly $7.50-8. 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 mostly $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 $12.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (224-204-180, includes export of 44-47-44) — 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 $3-4, 50-pound cartons 40-70s $6-7, 80-100s mostly $6.

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) — Shipments (53-102-103) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Round red U.S. 1 size A baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly $9, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. mostly $13, 50-pound sacks mostly $7.50.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (122-118-80) — Movement expected to decrease slightly with one shipper now left in the deal. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (66-71-77, including exports 3-3-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $14-16, fair appearance $11-13. Long white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $18 fair appearance $12-14. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $16-18, fair appearance $13-15. Lack of trucks continues to limit movement

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (58-51-51) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices carton 40-80s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $6, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $9, 80s $8.50, 90-100s $8. *revised

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL, MINN. — Shipments (75-63-41) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (37-49-41) — Movement expected to increase slightly as growers begin packing storage supplies. Prices generally unchanged. Unofficial prices from industry contacts tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. size A russet norkotah and round white $9-11.50. No f.o.b. issued as of Oct. 20. A few growers still harvesting.

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Shipments (25-21-28) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices baled 10 5-pound sacks slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Round white U.S. 1 size A 50-pound sacks mostly $6.50-7, large $7.50-8, baled 10 5-pound sacks $8.50-9.50. Harvest curtailed Oct. 20.

KLAMATH BASIN-CALIFORNIA-OREGON — Shipments (21-2-22, including exports 1-1-0) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (14-15-14) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (6-10-12) — Movement expected to increase as more growers prepare to begin packing. Too few sales to establish a market. The first f.o.b. shipping point prices were expected the week of Oct. 20.

KANSAS DISTRICT — Shipments (20-20-4) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. The last shipper has finished the 2014 harvest. LAST REPORT.

STOCKTON-DELTA DISTRICT — Shipments (7-10-4, including exports 0-0-0) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments very light — Movement expected to increase as growers nearly finished with harvest. FIRST REPORT.

 


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