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

Haun potato continues holiday tradition

12/18/2014

As Santa readies his sleigh for his Christmas ride, so too did Dave Haun, owner of Haun Potato Co. The Merriam, Kan.-based company donated a truckload of Red River Valley potatoes to the Kansas City Salvation Army Dec. 17.

Boise braces for Potato Bowl

12/17/2014

In college football, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will pit the Air Force Academy against Western Michigan University Dec. 20 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho.

USPB campaign highlights consumers’ love affair with spuds

12/17/2014

The U.S. Potato Board has kicked off its 2015 consumer editorial and media campaign with a focus on what people love most about potatoes.

PEI Potato Board elects officers, members

12/15/2014

Potato growers on Prince Edward Island elected a new leader for their industry board, selecting Alex Docherty to serve as chairman of the PEI Potato Board.

UPDATE: Potato brothers guilty in $2 million fraud case

12/11/2014

(UPDATED COVERAGE, 12:25 p.m. Dec. 12) Potato growing brothers Arron and Derek Johnson could face up to 30 years in prison for using Rid-X and other means to damage their own crops in a scheme to fraudulently collect $2 million in federal crop insurance.

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Market Scope - Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8

2014-12-07

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 2,587*-1,643*-1,950) — 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 (792-558-724, includes export of 4-5-7) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading cartons 40-70s fairly active, others fairly slow. Prices cartons 40-70s slightly higher, baled slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $3.75-4; 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $14, 80s mostly $10.50- $11, 90s mostly $8.50-9, 100s mostly $7.50-8. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $3.75-4; 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $13.50-14, 80s mostly $9.50, 90s mostly $8.50, 100s $7.50-8.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (422-242-337, including exports 39-21-34) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $6.50, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $9, 50-60s mostly $9-9.50, 70s mostly $9, 80s mostly $8, 90-100s $8, U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $6. Round red U.S. 1 10 5-pound film bags size A $10-11. Yellow-type U.S. 1 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $11. *revised.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (335-218-191) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading russet 50-pound cartons 90s fairly slow as slightly higher prices, others fairly slow. Prices russet 50-pound cartons 90s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $6.25-6.75, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $9-10, 80s mostly $8.50-9.50, 90s mostly $8-9, 100s mostly $8-8.50. 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 $15.50-16, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $8-8.50, size B mostly $14.50-15. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $11.50-13.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (174-123*-145, includes export of 30-27-25) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading baled moderate, cartons fairly active. Prices baled slightly lower, cartons slightly higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $3.50-4.50, 50-pound cartons 40-70s $9-10, 80s mostly $8.50-9, 90-100s mostly $8. *revised.

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) — Shipments (156*-94-124) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 size A baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly $8.50-9, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. mostly $12-12.50, 50-pound sacks mostly $7-7.50.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (100*-70*-61) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (86-37*-62) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices baled higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10-5-pound film bags size A $6.50-7.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $8.50-10, 50-60s mostly $10, 70s mostly $9, 80s mostly $8-8.50, 90-100s mostly $8.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (86-34-60, including exports 11-8-9) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $14, fair appearance $7-13. Long white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $16-18 fair appearance $11-14. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $16 fair appearance $10-14.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (75-54-51) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. Round white U.S. 1 size A 10-pound open window sacks loose $1.50-1.95, baled 10 5-pound sacks $7-8, russet norkotah 10-pound film bags loose mostly $1.50-1.75.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (96-53*-45) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading fairly 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.

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Shipments (42-19-26) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. Round white U.S. 1 size A 50-pound sacks mostly $6.50-7, large $6-7, baled 10 5-pound sacks $8-9.

KLAMATH BASIN-CALIFORNIA-OREGON — Shipments (66-38*-30, including exports 0-0-0) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Russet U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $6, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $11, 80s mostly $10, 90s $8-11, 100s $8-10.50. *revised.

KERN COUNTY, CALIF. — Shipments (22-17*-21) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA — Shipments (19-14-13) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (5-3*-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments light — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1/Canada 1 size A baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly $6.75-7.50, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. $8.75-9.50. 

 


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