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WA_FV103 WASHINGTON, DC 17-APR-2014 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Thursday, April 17, 2014 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 17-APR-2014 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 2013 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Round White supplies in very few hands. Russet Goldrush and Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags 2" or 4 oz min 8.75-9.00 few low as 8.50 Round White U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags 2" min 9.50-10.00 occasional lower CANADA (NEW BRUNSWICK) CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point Basis - Prices in U.S. Dollars ONIONS AND POTATOES 2013 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Goldrush and Russet Norkotah U.S. No. 1 or Canada No. 1 baled 10 5-lb film bags 2" or 4 oz min 8.50-9.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt 2" or 4 oz min 13.50-14.00 occas lower 5-9 oz 16.00-16.25 MICHIGAN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2013 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Goldrush and Russet Norkotah U.S. One 10 lb film bags loose sz A 1.85-2.25 mostly 2.00-2.25 occasional higher IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 17-APR-2014 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 2013 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 7.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 some 6.50 few higher baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 8.00-9.50 mostly 9.00 some 7.50 few higher 50 lb cartons 40s 10.50-13.00 mostly 11.00-12.00 occas higher and lower 50s 10.50-13.00 mostly 11.00-12.00 occas higher and lower 60s 10.50-13.00 mostly 11.00-12.00 occas higher and lower 70s 10.50-13.00 mostly 11.00-12.00 occas higher and lower 80s 10.00-13.00 mostly 10.50 90s 9.00-12.00 mostly 10.00 100s 9.00-11.00 mostly 9.50-10.00 COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON & UMATILLA BASIN OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2013 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks jbo 11.00-13.00 mostly 13.00 med 11.00-12.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 12.00-14.50 mostly 13.00 med 11.00-12.50 ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.00-7.00 occas higher non sz A 5.00-6.00 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.00-8.00 occas higher non sz A 6.00-7.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 7.00-10.00 occas higher 50s 9.00-10.00 occas higher 60s 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50-10.00 occa higher 70s 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50-10.00 occas higher 80s 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50-10.00 occas higher 90s 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50-10.00 occas higher 100s 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50-10.00 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 5.00-6.00 occas higher FLORIDA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND ROUND RED & YELLOW TYPE GOOD, ROUND WHITE LIGHT. MARKET YELLOW TYPE SLIGHTLY HIGHER, ROUND WHITE LOWER, ROUND RED ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 15.75-17.75 mostly 15.75 occas higher & lower baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 15.75-17.75 mostly 15.75 occas higher & lower 50 lb cartons sz A 14.25-16.25 mostly 14.25 occas lower sz B 20.00-20.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 35.75-40.75 mostly 35.75 50 lb sacks sz A 12.75-14.75 mostly 12.75 occas lower sz B 18.50-18.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 24.50-28.50 mostly 24.50 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 9.00-10.75 mostly 9.75 sz B 13.50-16.75 mostly 13.50-15.75 Round White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 17.25-18.00 few lower sz B 17.25-18.00 few lower Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-50.75 mostly 40.00 50 lb sacks sz A 15.00-16.50 few lower sz B 15.75-16.50 few lower U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 8.00-10.75 mostly 8.00-9.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 18.00-21.75 mostly 18.00-18.75 50 lb cartons sz A 17.00-20.25 mostly 17.00-17.25 sz B 14.00-16.25 mostly 14.00-14.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 35.75-50.75 mostly 40.50-40.75 50 lb sacks sz A 15.50-18.75 mostly 15.50-15.75 sz B 12.50-14.75 mostly 12.50-12.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 30.50-36.50 mostly 30.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 7.00-12.75 mostly 8.00-8.75 KLAMATH BASIN, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2013 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 7.00-9.00 mostly 7.50-8.00 50 lb cartons 40s 10.00-13.00 mostly 10.00-11.50 50s 10.00-13.00 mostly 10.00-11.50 60s 10.00-13.00 mostly 10.00-11.50 70s 10.00-13.00 mostly 10.00-11.50 80s 10.00-13.00 mostly 10.00-11.50 90s 10.00-13.00 mostly 10.00-11.50 100s 10.00-13.00 mostly 10.00-11.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 4.00-8.00 10 oz min 5.00-10.00 mostly 5.00-7.00 LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 20.00-24.00 mostly 22.00-24.00 Grano 50 lb sacks jbo 10.00 occas higher & lower med 10.00 occas higher & lower Grano - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 16.00-20.00 White 50 lb sacks jbo 10.00-12.00 occas higher med 10.00-12.00 mostly 10.00 occas lower MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 18.00-21.00 occas higher Grano 50 lb sacks col 10.00-12.00 jbo 9.00-10.00 mostly 10.00 occas higher med 9.00-10.00 mostly 10.00 occas higher rpkr sz 8.00-9.00 Grano - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 15.00-18.00 mostly 16.00-18.00 occas lower White 50 lb sacks jbo 10.00-12.00 mostly 10.00 med 10.00-12.00 mostly 10.00 occas lower Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 14.00-16.00 mostly 15.00-16.00 med 12.00-14.00 mostly 13.00-14.00 MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2013 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY LIGHT. DEMAND GOOD. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Wide range in appearance. Round Red U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 9.50-10.50 mostly 10.00 50 lb cartons sz A 9.50-10.50 mostly 10.00 sz B 13.00-15.50 mostly 13.50-14.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 25.00-30.00 50 lb sacks sz A 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.50 sz B 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-12.50 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 14.00-16.00 mostly 15.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 3.25-4.00 mostly 3.25-3.50 occas higher sz B 5.50-6.50 mostly 6.00-6.50 NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2013 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY LIGHT. DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 11.00-18.00 mostly 11.00-14.00 fair appearance 7.00-12.00 sz B 15.00-24.00 mostly 15.00-16.00 fair appearance 12.00-13.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 32.00-36.00 mostly 32.00-34.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 4.00-6.00 mostly 4.00-5.00 SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2013 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 8.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 50 lb cartons 40s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 50s 10.00-11.50 mostly 11.00 occas higher 60s 10.00-11.50 mostly 11.00 occas higher 70s 10.00-11.50 mostly 11.00 occas higher 80s 10.00 occas higher 90s 10.00 occas higher 100s 10.00 occas higher U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.50 occas higher 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 5.50-7.50 U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 9.00-11.50 mostly 10.50-11.50 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 10.50-12.50 mostly 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 2013 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND CARTONS VERY GOOD, OTHERS FAIRLY LIGHT. 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 4.50-5.50 baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 4.00-5.00 occas higher baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 5.50-6.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 5.00-6.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 8.00-9.00 occas higher 50s 8.50-10.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 60s 9.75-10.50 occas higher 70s 9.75-10.50 occas higher 80s 9.75-10.50 occas higher 90s 9.50-10.50 mostly 9.50-10.00 occas lower 100s 9.50-10.50 mostly 9.50-10.00 occas lower U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 3.00-4.00 mostly 4.00 occas higher 10 oz min 4.00-5.00 mostly 5.00 occas 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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April 18, 2014

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