Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of March 31

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,879*-1,781-1,824) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Colorado; Florida; Wisconsin and Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore. *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (730-724-769, includes export of 3-3-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading norkotahs fairly active, burbank cartons moderate, baled fairly slow. Prices baled slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound nonsize A mostly $4.50-5, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $8, 50s $8-9, 60-100s $9.50-10. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $4.50-5.50, 50-pound cartons 40-50s $7.50-9, 60-100s $9.50-10.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (278-267*-281, including exports 19-28*-24) — 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 $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 (169-171-188, including exports 8-12-8) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading round white and yellow-type moderate, round red fairly active. Prices round red slightly higher, others slightly lower. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $12.25-14. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $17-17.25. Round white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $25.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (144-123-121) — 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 (107-100-115, includes export of 34-32-40) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading cartons 60-100s moderate, others fairly slow. Prices baled slightly lower, cartons 60-100s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotahs U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $6-6.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $7-10, 50s $9-10, 60-100s mostly $9.50-10.

RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (115-88-72) — Movement expected to decrease slightly as more packers finish. Trading fairly slow. Prices size A baled lower, others generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $9-9.50, tote bags size A mostly $15 per cwt.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (57-58-52) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (49-45-42) — 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.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (51-38-39) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. 1 russet norkotah and goldrush 10-pound film bags loose size A mostly $2-2.25.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SOUTHERN OREGON) — Shipments (37-42-36, including export 2-2-1) — 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.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (48-59-35) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments 0-16-29) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers receive potatoes. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (3-4-3, including exports 2-2-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $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 (25-30*-0) — Movement expected to decrease sharply as available supplies have been packed. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised. LAST REPORT.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments light — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices 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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