Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of July 9

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,923-1,913*-1,499) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Kern District, Calif.; Colorado; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; and Virginia. *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (703-753*-574, includes export of 3-2-4) — Movement was expected to increase post-holiday with a full week of shipping. Trading cartons fairly active at lower prices others fairly active. Prices cartons lower, others about steady. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $4.50-5.25, 50-pound cartons 40-60s mostly $8, 70s mostly $7.75, 80s mostly $8, 90-100s mostly $6, U.S. 2 50-pound bag 6-ounce minimum mostly $5, 10-ounce minimum $6-6.50. New crop norkotah are expected to begin harvest the week of July 23. Old crop supplies expected to be available through month of August. *revised.

KERN DISTRICT — Shipments (382-372*-294, including export 44-40-42) — Movement was expected to increase slightly on post-holiday week. Trading fairly slow. Prices round red size A, russet cartons, 50-pound sack 5- to 9-ounce and size A lower, others generally unchanged. U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A $5.50, 50-pound cartons size A round red mostly $7-8; yellow-type mostly $12. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 50-pound cartons 50-70s mostly $10, 80s $9, 90-100s $8. 50-pound sack per cwt.: 5- to 9-ounce mostly $12, size A mostly $10. Harvest of colors was winding up somewhat the week of July 2 with fewer supplies of those varieties shipping. July 9, too few sales of long white to report a market. *revised.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (257-284-177, including export 9-15-9) — Movement was expected to decrease on holiday-shortened week. Trading moderate. Prices baled and cartons slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $7, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $8.50, 50s mostly $9.50, 60-70s $9.50-10, 80-100s mostly $10; U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. $9-10.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (188-178-162, includes export of 47-48-36) — Movement expected to increase as normal shipping schedules resume. Trading fairly slow. Prices carton 90-100s lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $4-5, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $7-8, 80s $6.50-8, 90-100s $6-8.

EASTERN SHORE, VA. — Shipments (42-94-81) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. 50-pound sacks round white U.S. 1 size A $7, chef mostly $13; 50-pound sacks round red U.S. 1 size A $8-9, size B $16-17; 50-pound sacks yellow-type size A $14-15.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN 2011 season — Shipments (67-62-51) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Too few open market sales to establish a market. Expect shipments of the 2011 crop to continue through July.

ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT, N.C. — Shipments (65-45-44) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound sacks size A $8-10, size B $14-18, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. size A $14-15; round white U.S. 1 50-pound sacks size A $7-8, size B $7, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. size A $14-16; yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound sacks size A $12-16.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS, TEXAS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (17-35-40) — Movement expected to increase sharply as russet harvest was expected to get under way the week of July 9. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SOUTHERN OREGON) — Shipments (29-34-32, including export 2-0-0) — Movement was expected to increase on post-holiday week. Trading very slow. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $4, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $9, 80s $8-8.50, 90s mostly $7-7.50, 100s mostly $6.50-7.50.

KANSAS — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase sharply. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Harvest was expected to start July 11.

DELAWARE — Initial harvest was expected to begin week of July 16. FIRST REPORT.


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