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WASHINGTON, DC 13-DEC-2017 WA_FV103 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Wednesday, December 13, 201 7 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 13-DEC-2017 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. AROOSTOOK COUNTY MAINE Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags 2" or 4 oz min 8.50-9.00 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags 2" or 4 oz min 9.00-9.50 occas higher and lower Round White U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags 2" min 9.00-9.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags 2 1/4" min 10.50-10.75 occas higher 2" min 9.50-10.00 mostly 10.00 occas higher 10 lb sacks loose 2" min 1.80-1.90 CANADA (NEW BRUNSWICK) CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point Basis - Prices in U.S. Dollars ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags 2" or 4 oz min 8.50-9.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt 2" or 4 oz min 13.00-14.00 LONG ISLAND NEW YORK Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY FAIRLY LIGHT. DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Supplies in few hands. Round White U.S. One baled 10 5-lb sacks sz A 10.00-11.50 occas higher and lower 50 lb sacks sz A 8.00-8.25 occas higher and lower sz A lge 9.00-9.50 occas higher and lower tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 16.00-16.50 occas higher and lower MICHIGAN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 10.00-12.50 mostly 10.00-12.00 rpkr sz 8.00-9.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 med 7.00-8.00 ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 8.00-10.00 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 9.00-11.00 occas higher 10 lb film bags loose sz A 1.60-1.80 occas higher and lower Round White U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 9.00-11.00 occas higher NEW YORK Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type 50 lb sacks jbo 11.00-13.00 occasional lower med 2 1/4"min 8.00-9.00 some including heavy to minimum size 7.00-7.50 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 9.00-11.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 med 7.00-8.00 few 6.50 IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 13-DEC-2017 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. CENTRAL WISCONSIN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 10.00-12.50 ---POTATOES: DEMAND RUSSET CARTONS 40S-80S EXCEEDS OFFERINGS, OTHERS MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00-7.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 50 lb cartons 40s 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 50s 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.50 60s 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.50 70s 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.50 80s 11.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-12.50 90s 10.00-13.00 mostly 10.00-11.00 occas lower 100s 10.00-12.50 mostly 10.00-11.00 occas lower Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 13.00-15.00 mostly 13.00-14.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons sz A 11.00-13.50 mostly 12.00-13.00 few higher sz B 16.00-21.00 mostly 18.00-19.00 50 lb sacks sz A 10.00-12.50 mostly 11.00-12.00 few higher sz B 15.00-20.00 mostly 17.00-18.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 11.00-14.00 mostly 13.00-14.00 50 lb cartons sz A 11.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 50 lb sacks sz A 10.00-13.00 mostly 11.00-12.00 COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON & UMATILLA BASIN OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks col 9.00-10.50 mostly 10.00 jbo 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.50 med 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.00-5.50 occas lower White 50 lb sacks jbo 17.00-18.00 occas higher & lower med 15.00-17.00 mostly 15.00-16.00 occas higher Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.50 med 6.00-7.00 occas lower ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 6.00-6.50 mostly 6.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 50 lb cartons 40s 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.00-9.50 occas higher 50s 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50-10.00 occas higher 60s 10.00-10.50 occas higher 70s 10.00-10.50 occas higher 80s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00-10.50 90s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00-10.50 occas higher & lower 100s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00-10.50 occas lower U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50 occas higher IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Truck availability limiting movement. Yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. One 50 lb sacks Super Col 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.00 occas lower col 10.00-11.00 occas lower jbo 8.50-10.00 mostly 9.50 med 5.00-6.00 White U.S. One 50 lb sacks jbo 17.00-18.00 mostly 18.00 occas lower med 15.00-16.00 mostly 16.00 occas lower Red Globe Type U.S. One 25 lb sacks jbo 8.50-10.00 mostly 9.00 occas lower med 6.00-8.00 mostly 7.00 occas higher MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 10.00-11.50 mostly 11.00 occas higher & lower 50 lb cartons sz A 10.00-11.50 mostly 11.00 occas higher & lower sz B 18.50-20.00 mostly 19.00 few lower Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00 50 lb sacks sz A 8.50-10.00 mostly 9.50 occas higher & lower sz B 17.00-18.50 mostly 17.50-18.00 few lower tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 15.50-17.00 mostly 16.00 occas higher & lower sz B 31.00-33.00 mostly 32.00 few lower U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00-6.50 sz B 10.00-12.00 mostly 10.00-10.50 occas lower Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 10.50-12.00 mostly 11.00-11.50 50 lb cartons sz A 10.50-12.00 mostly 11.00-11.50 sz B 7.50-9.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 25.00-32.00 mostly 30.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 16.00-18.00 mostly 16.00-17.00 occas lower Russet U.S. One ORGANIC baled 16 3-lb film bags sz A 20.00-22.00 Round Red U.S. One ORGANIC baled 16 3-lb film bags sz A 21.00-22.00 Yellow Type U.S. One ORGANIC baled 16 3-lb film bags sz A 22.00 NEBRASKA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET STEADY. Truck shortage curtails movement. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 8.00-8.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 9.00-9.50 50 lb cartons 40s 11.00-12.00 occas higher 50s 12.00-14.50 60s 12.00-14.50 70s 12.00-14.50 80s 11.00-14.50 90s 11.00-14.50 mostly 11.00-11.50 100s 11.00-14.50 mostly 11.00-11.50 U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags 6.00-7.00 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 7.00-9.00 NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY LONG WHITE VERY LIGHT. DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET STEADY. Truck shortage slows movement. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 15.00-20.00 mostly 16.00-18.00 fair appearance 9.00-16.00 sz B 18.00-22.00 mostly 20.00 fair appearance 13.00-18.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 34.00-40.00 mostly 36.00-38.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 5.00-9.00 mostly 7.00 occas higher Long White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 25.00-30.00 fair appearance 20.00 sz B 12.00-20.00 mostly 12.00-14.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 34.00-40.00 mostly 36.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 5.00-6.00 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 18.00-22.00 mostly 20.00-22.00 fair appearance 10.00-17.00 sz B 12.00-18.00 mostly 14.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 34.00-40.00 mostly 36.00-38.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6.00-8.00 mostly 7.00-8.00 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 2017 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 16.00-20.00 mostly 17.00-19.00 SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET STEADY. Truck shortage curtails movement. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 7.50-8.50 mostly 7.50-8.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 8.50-9.50 mostly 8.50-9.00 50 lb cartons 40s 11.00-12.00 50s 11.50-13.00 mostly 12.00 60s 11.50-13.00 mostly 12.00 70s 11.50-13.00 mostly 12.00 80s 10.50-12.00 mostly 11.00 90s 10.50-12.00 mostly 11.00 100s 10.50-12.00 mostly 11.00 U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags 6.00-6.50 occas lower 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 8.00-10.00 U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 9.00-10.50 Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 12.00-13.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 11.00-12.50 UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET NORKOTAH CARTON 40-50S SLIGHTLY LOWER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Severe truck shortage curtails movement. Russet Burbank U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 6.50-7.50 mostly 6.50-7.00 occas lower baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 6.00-7.75 mostly 6.00-6.50 occas lower baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 7.50-8.50 mostly 7.50-8.00 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 6.50-8.50 mostly 7.00-7.50 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 9.00-11.00 mostly 9.50-10.00 50s 9.00-11.00 mostly 9.50-10.00 60s 11.00-13.00 mostly 11.50-12.00 70s 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 80s 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 90s 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 occas lower 100s 11.00-12.50 mostly 12.00-12.50 occas higher & lower U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 8.00-9.00 mostly 9.00 occas lower 10 oz min 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50-10.00 Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 6.50-7.50 mostly 6.50-7.00 occas lower baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 6.00-7.50 mostly 6.00-6.50 occas lower baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 7.50-8.50 mostly 7.50-8.00 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 7.00-8.50 mostly 7.00-7.50 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 8.50-10.00 mostly 9.00 50s 8.50-10.00 mostly 9.00 60s 10.50-12.00 mostly 11.00 70s 11.00-12.00 80s 11.00-12.00 90s 11.00-12.00 100s 10.00-12.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 7.00-8.00 mostly 8.00 10 oz min 8.00-9.00 mostly 9.00 Market News   National Potato and Onion Report
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History of United Potato Growers of America

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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