Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 18 - The Packer

Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 18

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,832*-1,848*-1,846) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Colorado; Wisconsin; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; and Red River Valley (Minnesota/North Dakota). *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (727-675-680, includes export of 2-4-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading baled and carton 70-100s active, others fairly slow. Prices baled slightly higher, carton 40-50s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound nonsize A $6.50-7.50, 50-pound cartons 40-50s $6-8.50, 60-100s mostly $8.50-9. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $6-7.50, 50-pound cartons 40-50s $6-8.50, 60s $7.50-8.50, 70-100s $8-8.50.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (273*-293*-277, including exports 27-29*-21) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices carton 40s lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $7.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $7-10, 50-70s mostly $11, 80-100s mostly $10. U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. $9.50-11.50. *revised

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (139-167-163) — 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.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (121-110-130, includes export of 32-30-25) — 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 $7-8, 50-100s $9-10.

RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (122-123-124) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 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.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (87-83*-65) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

FLORIDA DISTRICT — Shipments (12-67-60) — 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. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $20. Round white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $29.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (68-59*-56) — 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.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SOUTHERN OREGON) — Shipments (41-36-49, including export 0-2-1) — 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.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (44-49-48) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices round whites slightly higher, others unchanged. U.S. 1 round white size A 10-pound open window sacks loose mostly $1.90-2.20, russet norkotah 10-pound film bags loose $1.85-2.25.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (75-50*-41) — 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.

KERN COUNTY, CALIF. — Shipments (52*-48-40, including exports 10*-6-7) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Winter crop supplies will reportedly start a seasonal decline by Feb. 22.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (18-35-34, including exports 3-6-3) — 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 (5-17-19) — 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 (18-11-9) — Movement expected about the same. 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.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments fairly light — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate for tote bags, others fairly slow. Prices tote bags higher, others 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. mostly $12.50-13.

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.


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