Sweet Potatoes

  SWEET POTATOES

The likelihood of a sweet potato purchase dropped three percentage points from last year, but it remains a popular item coming in at the No.15 most purchased vegetable.

 

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Packer Stories

Sweet potato harvests ramp up

09/15/2014

Strong sweet potato markets should weaken as harvests ramp up.

New sweet potato varieties enter Canadian trials

09/15/2014

A Canadian research group is developing sweet potato varieties better suited for Canadian growers.

Sweet potato industry leverages locally grown movement, exports

09/15/2014

Local sales are important to the sweet potato industry, growers say.

Market Fresh buys Harlin Fruit Co.

09/10/2014

Market Fresh Produce continues its plan to grow its business across the Midwest with the acquisition of Harlin Fruit Co. in Monett, Mo.

Coggins Farm builds sweet potato facility

09/05/2014

Coggins Farm and Produce Inc. has constructed a sweet potato curing facility.

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Market Scope - Sweet potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 8

2014-09-07

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — 2013 shipments (55-43*-35) — Movement expected to continue decreasing as most shippers are finished with 2013 crop inventories and transitioning to 2014 crop. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $19-22, U.S. No. 1 petite $14-18, U.S. No. 2 $10, no grade marks jumbo $13-16. *revised.

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — 2014 shipments (24-35-29) — Movement expected to continue increasing as shippers finish with 2013 crop inventories and transition to 2014 crop. Trading moderate. Prices 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $18-20, U.S. No. 1 petite $13-17, U.S. No. 2 $8-10, no grade marks jumbo $13-16.

MISSISSIPPI — 2013 shipments (18-14-13) — 2014 shipments (0-6-10) — Movement expected to decrease for 2013 crop and increase for 2014. Trading for 2013 crop moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 mostly $23, U.S. No. 2 $12-14, no grade marks jumbo $12-14. Trading for 2014 moderate. Prices U.S. No. 1 slightly lower, others unchanged. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $21-23, U.S. No. 2 $12-14, no grade marks jumbo $12-14. Mostly beauregard variety.

ATWATER, LIVINGSTON DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (9-7-9) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices Japanese types no grade marks jumbo higher, others lower. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 mostly $34-36; no grade marks medium $14-16, jumbo mostly $20-22; red types U.S No. 1 mostly $34-36, no grade marks medium mostly $14-16, jumbo mostly $19-20; white types U.S. No. 1 mostly $36, no grade marks medium mostly $14, jumbo mostly $14-15; Japanese types U.S. No. 1 mostly $38, no grade marks medium mostly $38-40, jumbo mostly $20-22. Organic 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 mostly $45-46; red types U.S. No. 1 mostly $45-46; white types U.S. No. 1 $45-46; extra services included.

LOUISIANA — Shipments (0-0-4) — Movement expected to increase as shippers begin to harvest the 2014 crop. Trading fairly active. Prices 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $22-24, U.S. No. 2 $14-15, no grade marks jumbo $13-15. Mostly beauregard variety and a few evangeline. FIRST REPORT.

 


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