Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24 - The Packer

Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,848-1,856*-1,840) — 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 (675-680-734, includes export of 4-2-8) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading carton 40-50s moderate, others active. Prices 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 mostly $6-7, 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 mostly $6-7, 60-100s $8-8.50.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (293-286*-252, including exports 29-29-28) — 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 $7-10, 50-70s mostly $11, 80-100s mostly $10. U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. $9.50-11.50. *revised

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (167-163-152) — 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.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (110-130-129, includes export of 30-25-35) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices baled slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotahs U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $7, 50-pound cartons 40s $7-8, 50-100s $9-10.

RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (123-124-118) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active early, moderate later. 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.

FLORIDA DISTRICT — Shipments (67-60-78) — Movement expected to increase as more producers begin to harvest potatoes. Trading 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.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (83-65-69) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (59-56-52) — 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.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SOUTHERN OREGON) — Shipments (36-49-44, including export 2-1-0) — 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.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (50-41-44) — 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.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (35-34-35, including exports 6-3-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading 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.

KERN COUNTY, CALIF. — Shipments (48-40-34, including exports 6-7-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (49-48-33) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. 1 round white size A 10-pound open window sacks loose mostly $1.90-2.20, russet norkotah and goldrush 10-pound film bags loose mostly $1.85-2.25.

NORTHERN COLORADO — Shipments (17-19-26) — 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 (11-9-10) — Movement expected to continue seasonal decline. 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. Light shipments expected through mid-March. LAST REPORT.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments fairly light — Movement expected about the same. Trading 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. mostly $12.50-13.

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


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