Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of March 24

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,910-1,866-1,773) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Colorado; Florida; Wisconsin and Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (753-730-724, includes export of 2-3-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading norkotahs fairly active, burbank cartons moderate, baled fairly slow. Prices norkotahs and burbank cartons slightly higher, burbank cartons slightly lower. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound nonsize A mostly $4.50-5, 50-pound cartons 40s $7-8, 50s $8-9, 60-100s $9.50-10. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $5.50, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $7.50-8, 50s mostly $8, 60-100s $9.50-10.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (254-278*-261, including exports 20-19*-19) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading 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, 50-70s mostly $11, 80-100s mostly $10. U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. $9.50-11.50. *revised

FLORIDA DISTRICT — Shipments (120-169-171, including exports 8-8-12) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading round white very active, round red size A fairly slow, others moderate. Prices round red and yellow-type slightly lower, round white generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50--pound cartons size A mostly $12.25. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $17-18.25. Round white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $29.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (141-144-123) — 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 (129-107-100, includes export of 38-34-32) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices baled slightly lower, cartons generally unchanged. Russet norkotahs U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $6.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $8-10, 50-100s $9-10.

RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (134-115-88) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices size A lower, others generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $9.50, tote bags size A mostly $15 per cwt.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (51-48*-59) — Movement expected to decrease sharply as one large shipper has finished. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (61-57-58) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (63-49-45) — 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 (43-37-42, including export 2-2-2) — 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 $6.50-8, 50-pound cartons 40-100s mostly $10-11.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (43-51-38) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate for round whites, russets fairly slow. Prices round whites slightly higher, russets generally unchanged. U.S. 1 round white size A 10-pound open window sacks loose $2-2.30, russet norkotah and goldrush 10-pound film bags loose mostly $2-2.25.

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (0-0-16) — Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (6-3-4, including exports 3-2-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $11-13; yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $14-16. **Change in Washington state's marketing order for 2013 crop limits availability of shipment information to exports only.

NORTHERN COLORADO — Shipments (25-25-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments fairly light — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow for tote bags, others slow. Prices tote bags slightly higher, others generally unchanged. U.S. No. 1 or Canada No. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum mostly $8.50-9, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. $13.50-14.


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