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WA_FV103 WASHINGTON, DC 2-SEP-2015 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Wednesday, September 2, 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 02-SEP-2015 Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable 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 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Round White U.S. One 50 lb sacks sz A 6.75 Chef 7.75-8.75 mostly 7.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs sz A 12.00-12.50 mostly 12.50 occas lower MICHIGAN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 10.00-12.00 occasional 13.00-14.00 rpkr sz 9.00-10.00 occasional 11.00-12.00 IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 02-SEP-2015 Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable 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 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.00-8.25 mostly 7.25-7.50 occas higher & lower 50 lb cartons sz A 7.00-8.25 mostly 7.50 occas higher & lower sz B 13.50-15.50 mostly 15.50 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 20.00-25.00 mostly 25.00 50 lb sacks sz A 5.50-6.75 mostly 6.00 occas higher & lower sz B 12.00-14.00 mostly 14.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 8.00-10.50 mostly 9.00 occas higher & lower U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 3.00-4.00 mostly 3.00-3.50 occas lower CENTRAL WISCONSIN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---ONIONS DRY: SUPPLY FAIRLY LIGHT. DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type 50 lb sacks med 7.00-10.00 mostly 8.00 rpkr sz 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00 master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 9.50-13.00 mostly 10.50-11.00 ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET RUSSET CARTONS SLIGHTLY LOWER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00-6.50 few lower baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00-7.50 few lower 50 lb cartons 40s 10.00-13.00 mostly 11.00-13.00 few higher 50s 10.00-13.00 mostly 11.00-13.00 few higher 60s 10.00-13.00 mostly 11.00-13.00 few higher 70s 10.00-13.00 mostly 11.00-13.00 few higher 80s 9.00-12.00 mostly 10.50 90s 8.50-9.00 100s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 Round Red U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.00-9.00 mostly 7.50-8.00 50 lb cartons sz A 7.00-9.00 mostly 7.00-8.00 sz B 12.00-14.50 mostly 14.00 50 lb sacks sz A 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.00-7.00 sz B 11.00-13.50 mostly 13.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 10.00-15.00 mostly 12.00-14.50 50 lb cartons sz A 11.00-13.50 mostly 12.00-13.00 50 lb sacks sz A 10.00-12.50 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 2015 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks jbo 7.00-8.00 mostly 8.00 occas higher med 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.00 occas higher White 50 lb sacks jbo 10.00-12.00 med 7.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 8.00-9.00 med 6.00-7.00 occas lower ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 4.50-6.00 mostly 5.00 non sz A 3.50-5.00 mostly 4.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 5.50-7.00 mostly 6.00 non sz A 4.50-6.00 mostly 5.00 50 lb cartons 40s 10.00-12.00 mostly 10.00-11.00 occas lower 50s 10.00-12.00 mostly 10.00-11.00 occas lower 60s 10.00-12.00 mostly 10.00-11.00 occas lower 70s 10.00-12.00 mostly 10.00-11.00 occas lower 80s 7.00-9.00 occas lower 90s 6.00-7.00 occas higher 100s 6.00-7.00 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 5.00-6.00 occas higher & lower IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. One 50 lb sacks Super Col 13.00-14.00 mostly 13.00 occas lower col 11.00 occas higher & lower jbo 7.00-8.00 med 5.00-6.00 occas lower White U.S. One 50 lb sacks jbo 13.00-15.00 mostly 14.00 few 12.00 med 10.00-12.00 occas higher Red Globe Type U.S. One 25 lb sacks jbo 12.00-13.00 occas higher & lower med 8.00 occas higher & lower NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY FAIRLY LIGHT. DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 16.00-18.00 sz B 18.00-20.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 35.00-36.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6.00-8.00 mostly 7.00 Long White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 20.00-26.00 sz B 14.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-37.00 mostly 35.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6.00 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 19.00-20.00 mostly 20.00 sz B 14.00-20.00 mostly 14.00-16.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 35.00-36.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 7.00-8.00 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 2015 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 23.00-25.00 mostly 24.00 occas higher & lower SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY VERY LIGHT. DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET CARTON 80-100S SLIGHTLY LOWER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.00-6.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.00-7.50 50 lb cartons 40s 12.00 50s 12.00 60s 12.00 70s 12.00 80s 10.00-12.00 mostly 11.00 90s 9.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 100s 9.00-10.00 mostly 10.00 U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags 5.00-6.00 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 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 2015 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY CARTON 40-70S HEAVY. DEMAND CARTON 40-80 & U.S. TWO 10 OZ LIGHT, OTHERS FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET CARTON 80S & 10 OZ U.S. TWO LOWER, CARTON 40-70S BARELY STEADY, OTHERS 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 5.50-6.00 baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 4.00-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 5.50-7.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 5.00-6.50 mostly 5.50-6.00 50 lb cartons 40s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00 few lower 50s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00 few lower 60s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00 few lower 70s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00 few lower 80s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 occas higher 90s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 100s 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.00 10 oz min 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00-7.50 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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