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WASHINGTON, DC 26-AUG-2016 WA_FV103 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Friday, August 26, 2016 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Released by: Market News Customer Service Center - Fresno, CA Phone: (559) 487-5178 Fax (559) 487-5199 Prices represent open (spot) market sales by first handlers on product of generally good quality and condition unless otherwise stated and may include promotional allowances or other incentives. No consideration is given to after-sale adjustments unless otherwise stated. Brokerage fees paid by the shipper are included in the price reported. Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis excludes all charges for freight. Basis of Sale Definitions: Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point Basis - This means that the product quoted or sold is to be placed free on board the boat, car, or other agency of the through land transportation at shipping point, in "suitable shipping condition", and that the buyer assumes all risk of damage and delay in transit not caused by the seller irrespective of how the shipment is billed. The buyer shall have the right of inspection at destination before goods are paid for to determine if the product shipped complied with the terms of the contract or order at time of shipment, subject to the provisions covering suitable shipping conditions. Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis - This means that the product is to be Delivered by the seller on board the car, truck, or on the dock if delivered by boat, at the market in which the buyer is located, or at such other market as is agreed upon, free of any and all charges for transportation or protective service. The seller assumes all risks of loss or damage in transit not caused by the buyer. BENTON HARBOR Shipping Point Prices as of 26-AUG-2016 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. DELAWARE Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET SLIGHTLY LOWER. Round White U.S. One 50 lb sacks sz A 7.75-8.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 14.50-16.50 mostly 15.50-16.50 Yellow Type U.S. One tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 26.50 MICHIGAN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: SUPPLY LIGHT. DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 10.50-13.00 few lower rpkr sz 8.50-11.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 . IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 26-AUG-2016 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND SIZE A GOOD, OTHERS EXCEEDS SUPPLY. MARKET SIZE B HIGHER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 10.50-11.00 mostly 10.50 occas lower 50 lb cartons sz A 10.50-11.00 mostly 10.50 occas lower sz B 15.00-17.00 mostly 16.00-16.50 occas higher Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 20.00-30.00 mostly 25.00 occas higher 50 lb sacks sz A 9.00-9.50 mostly 9.00 sz B 13.50-15.50 mostly 14.50-15.00 occas higher tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 15.00-16.00 mostly 15.00 occas lower sz B 24.00-28.00 mostly 26.00-27.00 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 4.00-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 sz B 8.00-10.00 occas higher CENTRAL WISCONSIN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.75-8.00 mostly 7.00 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.75-9.00 mostly 8.00 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 11.00-13.00 mostly 13.00 50s 11.00-13.00 mostly 13.00 60s 11.00-13.00 mostly 13.00 70s 11.00-13.00 mostly 13.00 80s 9.50-12.00 mostly 12.00 90s 9.00-10.50 mostly 10.00 occas lower 100s 8.50-10.00 mostly 10.00 occas lower Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 10.00-12.50 mostly 11.00-11.50 50 lb cartons sz A 9.00-12.00 mostly 10.00-10.50 sz B 12.00-14.00 mostly 14.00 50 lb sacks sz A 8.00-11.00 mostly 9.00-9.50 sz B 11.00-13.00 mostly 13.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 13.00-17.00 mostly 14.00-15.00 50 lb cartons sz A 14.00-15.50 mostly 14.50-15.00 50 lb sacks sz A 13.00-14.50 mostly 13.50-14.00 COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON & UMATILLA BASIN OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND YELLOW MEDIUM GOOD, OTHERS MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks col 7.00-8.00 jbo 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00-6.50 occas higher med 6.00 White 50 lb sacks jbo 9.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 med 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 occas higher Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 6.00-7.00 occas higher med 5.00-6.00 ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET RUSSET CARTON 90-100S LOWER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 4.50-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 occas higher & lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 5.50-6.50 mostly 5.50-6.00 occas higher & lower 50 lb cartons 40s 7.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 50s 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50 occas higher & lower 60s 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50 occas higher & lower 70s 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50 occas higher & lower 80s 8.00-9.00 occas higher & lower 90s 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00 100s 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.50 few lower occas higher Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 9.00-13.00 occas higher & lower 50 lb cartons sz A 8.00-12.00 mostly 10.00 sz B 14.00-17.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-34.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 4.00-6.00 mostly 5.00-6.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 13.00-17.00 mostly 15.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons sz A 12.00-16.00 sz B 9.00-13.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-34.00 mostly 30.00-32.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 4.00-6.00 IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND YELLOW MEDIUM VERY GOOD, YELLOW JUMBO FAIRLY GOOD AT LOWER PRICES, OTHERS FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET YELLOW JUMBO LOWER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. One 50 lb sacks Super Col 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00 col 7.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 jbo 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 occas higher med 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00 White U.S. One 50 lb sacks jbo 11.00-12.00 mostly 11.00 occas lower med 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.00 occas lower Red Globe Type U.S. One 25 lb sacks jbo 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 occas higher & lower med 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00 occas higher PERU IMPORTS - REPACKED AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: SUPPLY LIGHT. DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 19.00-22.00 mostly 20.00 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks jbo 5.00-7.00 mostly 6.00-7.00 few higher med 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50-5.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.00 UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 4.50-6.00 mostly 5.50 baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 4.00-5.00 mostly 5.00 baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 5.50-7.00 mostly 6.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 5.00-6.00 mostly 6.00 50 lb cartons 40s 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 50s 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 60s 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 70s 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 80s 7.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 90s 6.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 100s 6.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 6.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 10 oz min 8.00-10.50 mostly 9.00-10.00 occas lower VIDALIA DISTRICT GEORGIA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet U.S. One 40 lb cartons jbo 17.00-21.00 mostly 19.00-20.00 WALLA WALLA DISTRICT WASHINGTON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Walla Walla Sweets 40 lb cartons col 17.00 jbo 15.00-16.00 med 13.00-14.00 Market News   National Potato and Onion Report
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Background

To say that the potato production industry has been struggling is not an overstatement. Technological advances and other factors have spurred an increase in the potato grower’s ability to produce more potatoes at a time when consumer demand and industry infrastructure have changed. In addition, the modern grower grapples with increasing production costs and an over-supplied marketplace. Product over-supply makes it impossible for growers to receive a reasonable price.
 
In 2004, after evaluating the economic realities of the current business climate, a group of potato growers decided that long-term production and supply management are critically needed to provide sustainability and a reasonable return for growers.
 
Timeline and highlights
 
2004: Under the provisions of the Capper-Volstead Act of 1922, Idaho potato growers form a cooperative, the United Fresh Potato Growers of Idaho. Their mission is to manage their potato supply, matching it to demand to help their growers receive a reasonable price for their product. Idaho leaders reach out to growers in other regions and invite them to form their own cooperatives as part of the United effort.

2005: Realizing the need for national coordination, communication, data gathering and analysis, professional leadership and staff to handle the many facets and programs of the organization, United Potato Growers of America is formed on March 9 with 5 cooperatives: Colorado, Idaho, Klamath Basin, Washington/Oregon, Wisconsin. A cooperative at-large is also established to allow isolated growers to join United. A National Office is established in Salt Lake City, Utah, in December. Albert Wada (Idaho) is the first Chairman of the Board.
 
2006: Kern County (California) becomes the 7th United cooperative. UPGA establishes data sharing agreements with Potato Marketing Association of North America and United Potato Growers of Canada.

2007: Montana and Southwest become the 8th and 9th United cooperatives.

2008: Red River Valley becomes the 10th United cooperative. Allen Floyd (Washington) becomes Chairman of the Board.

2010: Dave Warsh (Colorado), Chairman.

2012: Russell Wysocki (Wisconsin), Chairman.

2014: Carl Taylor (Idaho), Chairman.

2016: Jed Ellithorpe (Colorado) becomes Chairman of the Board. Washington/Oregon and Klamath Basin cooperatives are reorganized into the United Potato Growers of the Pacific Northwest.


 
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