Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of March 17 - The Packer

Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of March 17

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports) (2006*-1910*-1866) — *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (712-753-730 (includes export of 4-2-3)) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading baled moderate, cartons active. Prices baled generally unchanged, cartons slightly higher. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound nonsize A $5-5.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $7-8, 50s mostly $8-8.50, 60-100s mostly $9.50. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $5-5.50, 50-pound cartons 40-50s $7-8, 60-100s $9-10. Shipments for week ending March 15 were generally russets with 62% burbanks and 29% norkotahs.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (245-254-260 (including exports 28-20-**)) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading 40-50s fairly slow at slightly higher prices, others fairly slow. Prices carton 40-50s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A $7.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $8-9, 50s $10.50-11, 60-70s mostly $11, 80-100s mostly $10. U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. $9.50-11.50. **unavailable

FLORIDA — Shipments (133-120-169 (including exports 8-8-8)) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading round whiter very active, round red size A fairly slow, others active. Prices round red and yellow slightly lower, round white generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $12.25. Yellow U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $17-19.25. Round white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $29.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (140-141-144) — 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 40s-70s mostly $11-12, 80s mostly $10.50, 90s mostly $10, 100s mostly $9.50-10.

RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (126-134-115) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. 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 (134-129-107 (includes export of 40-38-34)) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotahs U.S. 1 baled five 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $7, 50-pound cartons 40s $8-10, 50-100s $9-10.

HEREFORD HIGH PLAINS EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (80-61*-57) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

NEBRASKA — Shipments (44*-51-52) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly 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 $10-11, 90-100s mostly $10. *revised.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (32-43-51) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally 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 $1.90-2.20.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (54-63*-49) — 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 (43-43-37) — (including export 3-2-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly 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.

NORTHERN COLORADO — Shipments (30-25*-25) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised

KERN COUNTY, CALIF. — Shipments (37-36-23 (including exports 3-2-0) Movement expected to decrease sharply as winter crop supplies wind down. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (13-6-3 (including exports 1-3-2)) 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 U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $16-18. **Change in Washington’s marketing order for 2013 crop limits availability of shipment information to exports only.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA— 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 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. 1 or Canada 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum $8-9, tote bags about 2,000-pounds per cwt. mostly $12.50-13.


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