Potatoes – F.o.b.s as March 10 - The Packer

Potatoes – F.o.b.s as March 10

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports) (1854*-1863*-1906) — *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (734-712-753 (includes export of 8-4-2)) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading baled and carton 40-50s slow, others moderate. Prices baled slightly lower, norkotah cartons slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled five 10-pound nonsize A $5-5.50, 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 $5-5.50, 50-pound cartons 40-50s mostly $7, 60-100s mostly $8.50-9. Shipments for week ending March 8  were generally russets with 58% burbanks and 35% norkotahs.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments ((254-245-254 (including exports 28-28-20)) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading fairly 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.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (152-140-141) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah baled five 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.

RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (118-126-134) — Movement expected to increase 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.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (129-134-129 (includes export of 35-40-38)) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices carton 40s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotahs U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $7, 50-pound cartons 40s $8-10, 50-100s $9-10.

FLORIDA — Shipments (78-133-120 (including exports 1-8-8)) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading round red fairly active, round white and yellow-type very active. Prices round red size A slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $13.25-14.75. 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 (69-80*-58) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (54-54*-54) — 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 (33*-32*-43) — Movement expected about the same. 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.

NEBRASKA — Shipments (46-45-46) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1, baled five 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. *revised.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SOUTHERN OREGON) — Shipments (44-43-43 (including export 0-3-2)) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled five 10-pound film bags size A mostly $7-7.50, 50-pound cartons 40-100s mostly $10-11.

KERN COUNTY, CALIF. — Shipments (34-37-36 (including exports 5-3-2)) 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 (26-30-30) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (35-13-6 (including exports 2-1-3) 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.

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

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (0-0-0) — Harvest expected to start the week of March 16. Volume shipments not expected until the first week of April.

NEW BRUNSWICK CANADA (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 about 2000-pounds per cwt. mostly $12.50-13.


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