Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 22 - The Packer

Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 22

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,841*-1,851*-1,873) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Colorado; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; Wisconsin and Red River Valley (Minnesota/North Dakota). *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (639-675-686, includes export of 2-3-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading baled and cartons 80-100s very active, others fairly active. Prices slightly higher. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $5-5.75, 50-pound cartons 40-60s mostly $5.25-5.50, 70s mostly $5.50, 80-90s mostly $5.50-6.50, 100s $5.50-6.50. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $5, 50-pound cartons 40-50s mostly $4, 60-70s $4-4.50, 80s $4.50-5, 90-100s $4.50-5.75. Harvest is now generally complete with potatoes now coming out of storage.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (250-270*-271, including export 21-17-21) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices carton 40s and bulk slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A $4.50-5, 50-pound cartons 40s $4.50-5, 50-100s mostly $5 and U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $5. *revised.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (248-211-232, includes export of 58-42-57) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotahs U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $4, 50-pound cartons 40-100s mostly $4.50-5.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (185-193-215) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $7-8, size B mostly $11. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $5, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $6-6.50, 80-100s mostly $6. Yellow-type 50-pound cartons size A mostly $9.50-10.50.

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) — Shipments (82-87*-94) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 size A baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $7, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $6, size B mostly $10, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. size A mostly $10. *revised.

NORTHWEST WASHINGTON — Shipments (66-65-80, including export-4-5-7) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices long white slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 carton size A mostly $12-14; second-label mostly $8-10. Long white U.S. 1 carton size A mostly $15-16; second-label $9-12. Yellow-type U.S. 1 carton size A mostly $14; second-label $10-12.

NEBRASKA — Shipments (35-61*-62) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices cartons higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A $5, 50-pound cartons 40-100s mostly $5.50. *revised.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS, TEXAS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (71*-52-52) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SOUTHERN OREGON) — Shipments (30-36-36, including export 1-2-0) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

EASTERN LONG ISLAND — Shipments (27-27-34) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged. Round white U.S. 1 size A 50-pound sacks mostly $5.50-5.75, large $7-8, baled 10 5-pound sacks size A $8.50-9.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL, MINN. — Shipments (63-39-30) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (31-19-14) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHERN COLORADO — Shipments (38*-3*2-10) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (13-26-10) — Movement expected to increase. No daily f.o.b. shipping point prices issued as of Oct. 22. Daily f.o.b. shipping point prices were expected the week of Oct. 22.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (12*-11-9) — Movement expected to increase as more growers begin packing. First f.o.b. shipping point prices were expected by late October. *revised.

STOCKTON-DELTA, CALIF. — Shipments (19-9-7) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. The round reds are gone until July. Long white and yellow-type supplies expected through most of November.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSING THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments very light — Movement expected to increase slightly. The first f.o.b. shipping point prices were expected by late October. 


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