Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 21 - The Packer

Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 21

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,534*-2,020*-2,130) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Colorado; Wisconsin; Red River Valley (Minnesota/North Dakota) and Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore. *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (593-737-844, includes export of 3-3-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading baled moderate, cartons active. Prices generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound nonsize A $5.50-6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-100s mostly $9.50-10. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $5.50-6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-100s $8.50-9.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (213*-280*-317, including exports 12-12-23) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $7.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $8-10, 50-70s mostly $11, 80-100s mostly $10. U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. $9.50-11.50. Truck shortage limits movement. *revised.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (153-200-224) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $8, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $11-12, 80s mostly $10.50, 90s mostly $10, 100s mostly $9.50-10. Round red U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $9.50-10, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $9.50-10.50, size B mostly $15-16, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $8.50-9.50, size B mostly $14-15.

RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (114-132-137) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $9.50, tote bags size A mostly $15 per cwt. Truck shortage is severely limiting movement.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (114-138*-124, includes export of 33-31-32) — 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 $6.50-7, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $7.50-8, 50-100s $9-10. *revised.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (53*-90*-100) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices cartons slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1, baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $7.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $8-11, 50-70s mostly $11, 80s mostly $10.50, 90-100s $10. Truck shortage limits movement. *revised.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (70-90*-65) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SOUTHERN OREGON) — Shipments (45-60-58, including export 0-5-3) — 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 $7-7.50, 50-pound cartons 40-100s mostly $10-11.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (55-75*-58) — Movement expected about the same. Trading opened moderate, closed fairly slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. 1 round white baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch minimum $9-9.50, russet norkotah baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum $8.75-9. *revised.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (28-42-52) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading opened moderate, closed fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. U.S. 1 round white size A 10-pound open window sacks loose $1.80-2.20, russet norkotah 10-pound film bags loose $1.85-2.25.

EASTERN LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Shipments (8-21-16) — Movement expected to continue seasonal decline. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. 1 round white 50-pound sacks size A mostly $8.50-9, large mostly $9.50-10, baled 10 5-pound sacks mostly $11-11.50. Supplies light and in few hands.

KERN COUNTY, CALIF. — Shipments (29-45-46, including exports 4-0-7) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading fairly active. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (26-53-34, including exports 2-7-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $16-18; yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $18-20. *revised.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL, MINN. — Shipments (10-22-17) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly active. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Light shipments are expected to go through midsummer. LAST REPORT.

NORTHERN COLORADO — Shipments (3-7-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (**-**-**) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. **unavailable.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments light — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading opened moderate, closed slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. No. 1 or Canada No. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum $8-9, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. $11-11.50.


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