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WA_FV103 WASHINGTON, DC 27-MAR-2015 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Friday, March 27, 2015 Provided by: USDA AMS Fruit and Vegetable Market News 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 27-MAR-2015 Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable 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 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags 2" or 4 oz min 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00-8.00 occas higher Round White U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags 2" min 7.50-8.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags 2" min 7.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 occas higher and lower CANADA (NEW BRUNSWICK) CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point Basis - Prices in U.S. Dollars ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. No. 1 or Canada No. 1 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.50-7.50 occas higher and lower tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 8.50-8.75 occas higher and lower MICHIGAN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---ONIONS DRY: SUPPLY INSUFFICIENT TO QUOTE. Remaining supplies are very light and in to few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT. ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Russet Goldrush and Russet Norkotah U.S. One 10 lb film bags loose sz A 1.50-1.70 occas lower Round White U.S. One 10 lb open-window sacks loose sz A 1.50-1.65 occas lower NEW YORK Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND GOOD. MARKET RED SLIGHTLY HIGHER, YELLOW STEADY. Yellow Globe Type 50 lb sacks jbo 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00-8.00 med 2 1/4"min 5.00-6.00 prior commitments 4.50 2" min 4.00-5.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 7.00-8.50 med 6.00-7.50 IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 27-MAR-2015 Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable 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 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 5.00-7.00 mostly 5.50-6.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 50 lb cartons 40s 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.50-13.00 50s 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.50-13.00 60s 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.50-13.00 70s 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.50-13.00 80s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00-10.50 90s 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00 100s 8.00-9.50 mostly 9.00 COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON & UMATILLA BASIN OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks jbo 6.50-7.50 mostly 7.00 occas lower med 4.50-5.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 5.50-7.00 mostly 6.00-7.00 med 4.50-5.00 mostly 5.00 ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 4.00-4.50 occas higher non sz A 3.00-3.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 5.00-5.50 occas higher non sz A 4.00-4.50 occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 9.00-11.00 occas higher 50s 11.00-12.00 60s 11.00-12.00 70s 11.00-12.00 80s 8.00-10.00 90s 7.00-9.00 mostly 7.00-8.00 100s 7.00-9.00 mostly 7.00-8.00 occas lower U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 4.00-5.00 occas lower FLORIDA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 11.75-12.75 occas higher 50 lb cartons sz A 10.25-12.00 mostly 11.25 sz B 18.00-20.00 mostly 18.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-35.75 mostly 30.75 50 lb sacks sz A 8.75-10.50 mostly 9.75 sz B 16.50-18.50 mostly 16.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 15.50-18.50 mostly 16.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 7.75-8.75 mostly 7.75 sz B 13.75-14.75 Round White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 16.50-22.25 mostly 19.50 sz B 10.25-16.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 40.75-50.75 mostly 45.75 50 lb sacks sz A 15.00-20.75 mostly 18.00 sz B 8.75-14.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 10.50-11.75 mostly 10.75 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 20.25-22.00 mostly 20.25 sz B 10.25-14.25 mostly 12.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 40.00-50.75 mostly 45.00-45.50 50 lb sacks sz A 18.75-20.50 mostly 18.75 sz B 8.75-12.75 mostly 10.75 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 10.50-12.75 mostly 10.50-10.75 occas lower IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. One 50 lb sacks Super Col 9.00-10.00 col 8.00-9.00 jbo 7.00-8.00 med 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.00 Red Globe Type U.S. One 25 lb sacks jbo 6.50-7.50 mostly 7.00 occas higher & lower med 5.00-6.00 occas higher KLAMATH BASIN, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 3.50-5.00 mostly 4.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 4.50-6.00 mostly 5.00 50 lb cartons 40s 11.00-14.00 mostly 11.50-12.00 50s 11.00-14.00 mostly 11.50-12.00 60s 11.00-15.00 mostly 11.50-12.00 70s 11.00-15.00 mostly 11.50-12.00 80s 10.00-14.00 mostly 10.00-11.00 90s 8.00-11.50 mostly 8.00-9.00 100s 8.00-11.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 5.00-8.00 mostly 5.00-6.00 MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Grano 50 lb sacks jbo 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00 med 10.00-12.00 mostly 10.00 rpkr sz 5.00-8.00 mostly 6.00-7.00 Grano - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 14.00-18.00 mostly 16.00 few higher occas lower Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 7.00-10.00 mostly 7.00-8.00 occas lower med 6.00-7.00 mostly 7.00 MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY YELLOW TYPE VERY LIGHT. DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.50-8.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons sz A 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.50-8.00 occas higher sz B 13.50-16.50 mostly 14.50-15.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 20.00-28.00 mostly 24.00-25.00 50 lb sacks sz A 6.00-6.50 occas higher sz B 12.00-15.00 mostly 13.00-13.50 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 8.00-11.00 mostly 10.00-11.00 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 2.50-3.50 mostly 3.00 occas higher sz B 5.75-7.50 mostly 6.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 11.00-13.00 NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 10.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 occas lower fair appearance 6.00-10.00 sz B 14.00-18.00 mostly 16.00 fair appearance 12.00-14.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-35.00 mostly 34.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 5.00-6.00 SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND CARTON 40-70S EXCEEDS OFFERINGS, OTHERS LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 3.50-4.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 4.50-5.00 50 lb cartons 40s 12.00-14.00 mostly 13.00 occas higher 50s 13.00-14.00 mostly 13.00 occas higher 60s 13.00-14.00 mostly 13.00 70s 11.00-12.00 mostly 12.00 80s 8.50-9.00 mostly 8.50 90s 8.00 100s 8.00 U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 3.00-3.75 mostly 3.50 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 5.00-7.00 mostly 5.50-6.00 U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 5.75-6.50 mostly 6.00 occas higher & lower Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 9.00-12.00 mostly 12.00 UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND CARTONS 40-70S GOOD, OTHERS MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Burbank U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 3.00-4.00 mostly 3.00-3.50 occas higher baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 2.50-3.50 mostly 2.50-3.00 occas higher baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.00-4.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 3.50-4.50 mostly 3.50-4.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 14.00-15.00 few higher 50s 14.00-15.00 few higher 60s 14.00-15.00 few higher 70s 13.00-14.00 few higher 80s 8.00-8.50 occas higher 90s 6.00-6.50 occas higher 100s 5.00-5.50 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 3.50-4.50 occas higher 10 oz min 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.00-7.25 few higher Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 3.00-4.00 mostly 3.00-3.50 occas higher baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 2.50-3.50 mostly 2.50-3.00 occas higher baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.00-4.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 3.50-4.50 mostly 3.50-4.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 13.00-14.00 mostly 13.50-14.00 occas higher 50s 13.00-14.00 mostly 13.50-14.00 occas higher 60s 13.00-14.00 mostly 13.50-14.00 occas higher 70s 12.00-13.50 80s 8.00-8.50 occas higher 90s 6.00-6.50 100s 5.00-5.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 3.50-4.50 mostly 4.00-4.50 occas higher 10 oz min 7.00-7.50 few higher 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) leads the Board of Directors.

2012: Russell Wysocki (Wisconsin) is elected Chairman of the Board.

2014: Carl Taylor (Idaho) takes the helm as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
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