Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 10

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,848-1,815*-1,807) — 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 (740-727-675, includes export of 4-2-7) — Movement expected to increase as weather returns to functional levels. Trading baled and carton 80-100s active, others moderate. Prices baled slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound nonsize A mostly $6-6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-100s mostly $8.50-9. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $6-6.25, 50-pound cartons 40-60s $7.50-8.50, 70-100s $8-8.50.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (259-273*-265, including exports 25-27*-**) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading slow. 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 **unavailable.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (188-139*-167) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. 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. *revised.

RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (123-122-123) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. Round red U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $10.25, tote bags size A mostly $15.50 per cwt.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (113-121-110, includes export of 34-32-30) — 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.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (64-87-73) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

FLORIDA DISTRICT — Shipments (2-12-67) — Movement expected to increase as more producers begin to harvest potatoes. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $16.25.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (64-68*-51) — Movement expected about the same. Trading 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 (37-44-49) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices 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.

KERN COUNTY, CALIF. — Shipments (35-36-48, including exports 7-6-7) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (88-75*-48) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices 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. One large shipper is now using Colorado-grown stocks. *revised.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SOUTHERN OREGON) — Shipments (51-41-36, including export 2-0-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. 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.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (30-18-35, including exports 5-4-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $16; yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $16-18. *Change in Washington state's marketing order for 2013 crop limits availability of shipment information to domestic round red and exports of all colors.

NORTHERN COLORADO — Shipments (4-5-17) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. One large Nebraska shipper is now using northern Colorado-grown stocks.

EASTERN LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Shipments (13-18-11) — Movement expected about the same as many growers have finished for the season. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. 1 round white 50-pound sacks size A $8- $9, large mostly $9.50-10, baled 10 5-pound sacks $9.50-11.50. Supplies light and in few hands.

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 about the same. Trading moderate for tote bags, others fairly 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. $11.50-12.50.


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