Potatoes – F.o.b.s as of March 3 - The Packer

Potatoes – F.o.b.s as of March 3

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,868*-1,845*-1,858) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Colorado; Wisconsin; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; and Florida. *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (680-734-712, includes export of 2-8-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading baled and carton 40-50s slow, others moderate. Prices baled lower, others generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound nonsize A $5-6, 50-pound cartons 40-50s $6.50-7, 60-100s $8.50-9. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $5-6, 50-pound cartons 40-50s mostly $6-7, 60-100s $8-8.50.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (286-254*-245, including exports 29-28*-28) — Movement expected to increase 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 $7-10, 50-70s mostly $11, 80-100s mostly $10. U.S. commercial bulk per cwt $9.50-11.50. *revised

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (163-152-140) — 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.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (130-129-134, includes export of 25-35-40) — 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 $7, 50-pound cartons 40s $7-8, 50-100s $9-10.

RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (124-118-126) — 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 $10.25, tote bags size A mostly $15.50 per cwt.

FLORIDA DISTRICT — Shipments (60-78-133, including exports 0-1-8) — Movement expected to increase as more producers begin to harvest potatoes. Trading active. Prices round red size A lower, others generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $14.25-15.25. 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 (65-69-83) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (56-54*-47) — 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.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (53*-46*-45) — 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 $7.50-8, 50-pound cartons 40s $8-10, 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 (49-44-43, including export 1-0-3) — 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 (48-37*-38) — 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. *revised.

KERN COUNTY, CALIF. — Shipments (40-34-37, including exports 7-5-3) — Movement expected to decrease as winter crop supplies wind down. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHERN COLORADO — Shipments (19-26-30) — 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.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (34-35-13, including exports 3-2-1) — 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 exports only.


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