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WASHINGTON, DC 19-JAN-2017 WA_FV103 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Thursday, January 19, 2017 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 19-JAN-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 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags 2" or 4 oz min 7.00-7.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags 2" or 4 oz min 7.50-8.50 mostly 7.50-8.00 Round White U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags 2" min 8.00-8.50 occas lower. baled 10 5-lb film bags 2 1/4" min 9.50-10.00 occas higher 2" min 8.50-9.00 occas lower. CANADA (NEW BRUNSWICK) CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point Basis - Prices in U.S. Dollars ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. No. 1 or Canada No. 1 baled 5 10-lb sacks 2" or 4 oz min 7.25-7.50 baled 10 5-lb sacks 5-9 oz 8.50-9.25 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt 4-9 oz 10.50-11.50 mostly 10.50-11.00 MICHIGAN 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 Globe Type master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 10.00-12.00 few 9.00 rpkr sz 7.00-9.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 med 5.00-6.00 ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Goldrush and Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb sacks sz A 8.50-9.00 occas lower baled 10 5-lb sacks sz A 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.00-9.50 occas lower 10 lb film bags loose sz A 1.80-1.95 mostly 1.80-1.90 few higher Round White U.S. One baled 10 5-lb sacks sz A 8.50-9.00 occas low as 7.00, occas 9.50 10 lb open-window sacks loose sz A 1.70-1.90 occas lower NEW YORK Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND YELLOW FAIRLY GOOD, RED FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Wide range in size and quality. Yellow Globe Type 50 lb sacks med 2 1/4"min 8.50-10.00 mostly 9.00-9.50 few including fair quality 8.00 2" min 7.50-8.50 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks med 5.00-5.50 few lower IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 19-JAN-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 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type 50 lb sacks med 7.00-10.00 mostly 7.00-9.00 master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 9.50-12.00 mostly 10.50 ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.50-8.00 50 lb cartons 40s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.00-9.00 occas lower 50s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.00-9.00 60s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.00-9.00 70s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.00-9.00 80s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.00-9.00 90s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 100s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 12.50-15.00 mostly 13.00-15.00 50 lb cartons sz A 13.00-15.00 mostly 14.00-14.50 50 lb sacks sz A 12.00-14.00 mostly 13.00-13.50 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 EXCEEDS OFFERINGS. MARKET HIGHER. Winter weather limiting movement. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks col 8.00-8.50 jbo 7.00-8.00 occas lower med 6.50-7.50 mostly 7.00 White 50 lb sacks jbo 16.00-18.00 mostly 18.00 occas higher & lower med 15.00-17.00 mostly 17.00 occas lower Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 4.00-5.50 mostly 5.00 med 4.00-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Prices represent few sales. Winter weather conditions limiting movement. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.00-4.50 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.00-5.50 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00-6.50 occas lower & higher 50s 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 occas higher & lower 60s 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 occas lower & higher 70s 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 occas lower & higher 80s 6.50-7.00 occas lower & higher 90s 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00-6.50 100s 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00-6.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50 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 EXCEEDS OFFERINGS. MARKET RED STEADY, OTHERS HIGHER. Winter weather conditions limiting movement. Yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. One 50 lb sacks Super Col 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50-10.00 col 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.50-9.00 jbo 7.50-8.00 med 6.50-7.50 mostly 7.00-7.50 White U.S. One 50 lb sacks jbo 15.00-17.00 mostly 16.00-17.00 med 14.00-16.00 mostly 15.00-16.00 Red Globe Type U.S. One 25 lb sacks jbo 6.00-7.00 med 5.00-6.00 MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND GOOD. MARKET STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.50 occas lower 50 lb cartons sz A 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.50-13.00 occas lower sz B 17.00-19.00 mostly 18.00-18.50 occas straight loads lower Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 25.00-30.00 mostly 30.00 occas lower 50 lb sacks sz A 10.50-12.00 mostly 11.00-11.50 occas lower sz B 15.50-17.50 mostly 16.50-17.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 18.00-21.00 mostly 19.00-20.00 few lower occas higher sz B 28.00-32.00 mostly 30.00-31.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 6.00-6.50 sz B 7.50-11.00 mostly 9.00-11.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 12.00-16.00 mostly 12.00 50 lb cartons sz A 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.00 sz B 8.00-12.00 mostly 9.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 25.00-30.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 18.00-21.00 mostly 19.00-20.00 occas lower Round Red U.S. One ORGANIC 50 lb cartons sz A 22.00 sz B 22.00 cartons 16 3-lb film bags sz A 25.00 sz B 25.00 Yellow Type U.S. One ORGANIC 50 lb cartons sz A 22.00 sz B 22.00 cartons 16 3-lb film bags sz A 25.00 sz B 25.00 NEBRASKA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.00-6.50 mostly 6.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.50 50 lb cartons 40s 7.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 occas higher 50s 7.50-8.50 mostly 8.50 occas higher 60s 7.50-8.50 mostly 8.50 occas higher 70s 7.50-8.50 mostly 8.50 occas higher 80s 7.50-8.50 mostly 8.50 occas higher 90s 7.50-8.00 mostly 8.00 occas higher 100s 7.50-8.00 mostly 8.00 occas higher U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags 4.50-5.00 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 6.00 NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY YELLOW TYPE FAIRLY LIGHT. DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 12.00-16.00 mostly 14.00-15.00 occas higher & lower, fair appearance 9.00-13.00 sz B 14.00-18.00 mostly 16.00-18.00 fair appearance 13.00-15.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-40.00 mostly 35.00-36.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 4.00-8.00 mostly 5.00-6.00 occas higher Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 12.00-20.00 mostly 16.00-18.00 fair appearance 7.00-14.00 sz B 8.00-14.00 mostly 10.00-12.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 34.00-40.00 mostly 35.00-36.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 4.00-9.00 mostly 6.00-7.00 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: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET LOWER. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 15.00-18.00 mostly 15.00-16.00 occas lower SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 5.50-6.00 few 6.50, few 5.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.50-7.00 few 7.50, few 6.00 50 lb cartons 40s 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 occas higher 50s 7.50-8.00 mostly 7.50 occas higher 60s 7.50-8.00 mostly 7.50 occas higher 70s 7.50-8.00 mostly 7.50 occas higher 80s 7.50-8.00 mostly 7.50 occas higher 90s 7.50-8.00 mostly 7.50 occas higher 100s 7.50-8.00 mostly 7.50 occas higher U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags 4.50-5.50 mostly 4.50 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 6.00-7.50 few lower U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 6.50-7.50 mostly 7.00 occas lower Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 15.00-19.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 12.00-14.00 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 NORKOTAH U.S. TWOS LIGHT, OTHERS FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET STEADY. Russet Burbank U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 4.50-5.50 mostly 5.00 occas lower baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50 occas higher & lower baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 5.50-6.50 mostly 6.00 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.50 occas higher & lower 50 lb cartons 40s 6.00-6.75 mostly 6.50 occas higher 50s 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50 occas higher 60s 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50 occas higher 70s 6.50-8.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 occa lower 80s 6.50-8.00 mostly 6.50 occa lower 90s 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.50 100s 6.00-7.50 mostly 6.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 4.50-5.50 mostly 5.00-5.50 10 oz min 5.00-6.00 Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 4.50-5.50 mostly 5.00 occas lower baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50 occas lower baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 5.50-6.50 mostly 6.00 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.50 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 5.00-5.50 mostly 5.00 occas higher 50s 5.00-5.50 mostly 5.00 occas higher 60s 5.50-6.00 70s 5.50-6.00 80s 5.50-6.00 90s 5.50-6.00 mostly 6.00 100s 5.50-6.00 mostly 6.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 3.50-4.50 mostly 3.50-4.00 occas lower 10 oz min 4.50-5.00 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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