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WA_FV103 WASHINGTON, DC 22-MAY-2015 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Friday, May 22, 2015 NO REPORTS WILL BE ISSUED ON MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015 IN OBSERVANCE OF THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY. 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 22-MAY-2015 Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable Market News, Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. MICHIGAN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND VERY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Goldrush and Russet Norkotah U.S. One 10 lb film bags loose sz A 1.45-1.60 occas higher and lower Round White U.S. One 10 lb open-window sacks loose sz A 1.50-1.65 occas lower IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 22-MAY-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 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.00-5.50 occas higher & lower baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00-6.50 occas higher & lower 50 lb cartons 40s 13.00-15.00 mostly 14.00 50s 11.00-15.00 mostly 14.00 occas lower 60s 13.00-15.00 mostly 14.00 70s 12.00-15.00 mostly 14.00 occas lower 80s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.50-11.00 90s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.50-9.00 100s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.50-9.00 COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON & UMATILLA BASIN OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 4.00-4.50 non sz A 3.00-3.50 mostly 3.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 5.00-5.50 non sz A 4.00-4.50 mostly 4.00 50 lb cartons 40s 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 occas lower 50s 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 60s 12.00-13.50 mostly 12.50-13.00 70s 12.00-13.00 80s 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 occas lower 90s 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00 occas lower 100s 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.00-4.50 FLORIDA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND ROUND RED GOOD, ROUND WHITE LIGHT, YELLOW TYPE VERY GOOD. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 13.75-16.75 mostly 15.75 50 lb cartons sz A 12.25-15.25 mostly 14.25 occas higher sz B 14.25-18.25 mostly 16.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 22.75-35.75 mostly 30.75 50 lb sacks sz A 10.75-13.75 mostly 12.75 occas higher sz B 12.75-16.75 mostly 14.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 20.50-24.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 5.50-6.75 mostly 5.75 sz B 8.75-12.75 mostly 10.75 Round White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 11.25-14.25 mostly 12.25 sz B 10.25-12.25 occas lower Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.75-35.75 50 lb sacks sz A 9.75-12.75 mostly 10.75 sz B 8.75-10.75 mostly 8.75 occas lower tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 16.50-20.50 mostly 20.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 6.75-9.75 mostly 8.75 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 16.25-18.25 sz B 11.25-14.25 mostly 12.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.75-40.75 mostly 35.50 50 lb sacks sz A 14.75-16.75 sz B 8.75-12.75 mostly 10.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 28.50-30.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 5.75-12.75 mostly 6.75-8.75 IMPERIAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---ONIONS DRY: Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT. KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND YELLOW TYPE VERY GOOD, ROUND RED GOOD, LONG WHITE FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00 sz B 14.00-18.00 mostly 16.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-40.00 mostly 35.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 18.00-20.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 7.00-8.00 mostly 8.00 Long White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 10.00-14.00 mostly 12.00 sz B 9.00-12.00 mostly 10.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 28.00-35.00 mostly 35.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 14.50-16.00 mostly 16.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 5.00-6.00 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 16.00-18.00 sz B 10.00-14.00 mostly 10.00-12.00 occas higher Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 34.00-35.00 mostly 35.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 28.00-30.00 mostly 30.00 occas higher & lower U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6.00-8.00 mostly 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 MODERATE. MARKET SLIGHTLY LOWER. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 2.50-4.75 mostly 3.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 3.50-5.75 mostly 4.50 50 lb cartons 40s 10.00-16.00 mostly 14.50 50s 10.00-16.00 mostly 14.50 60s 10.00-16.00 mostly 14.50 70s 10.00-16.00 mostly 14.50 80s 7.00-14.00 mostly 10.00-12.00 90s 7.00-11.50 mostly 8.00-9.00 100s 5.00-11.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 5.00-7.75 mostly 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 FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 3.50-3.75 mostly 3.50 few lower occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 4.50-4.75 mostly 4.50 few lower 50 lb cartons 40s 13.00-15.00 mostly 14.00 50s 14.00-15.00 mostly 14.00 60s 14.00-15.00 mostly 14.00 70s 12.00-13.00 80s 8.50-9.00 mostly 8.50 90s 8.00 occas higher & lower 100s 8.00 occas higher & lower U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 3.00-3.25 mostly 3.00 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 4.75-7.00 mostly 5.00 U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 4.50-5.50 few lower occas higher Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 23.00 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: SUPPLY CARTONS 40-60S VERY LIGHT. DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET 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 occas higher & lower baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 2.00-2.50 occas higher & lower baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 4.00 occas higher & lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 3.00-3.50 occas higher & lower 50 lb cartons 40s 17.00-17.50 occas higher & lower 50s 17.00-17.50 occas higher & lower 60s 17.00-17.50 occas higher & lower 70s 14.00-15.00 mostly 14.50 occas higher 80s 8.00-8.50 few 9.00 occas higher 90s 5.50-6.50 mostly 6.00 occas higher & lower 100s 4.50-5.00 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 3.00-3.50 mostly 3.50 occas higher 10 oz min 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.50 VIDALIA DISTRICT GEORGIA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet U.S. One 40 lb cartons col 16.00-17.00 occas lower jbo 13.00-17.00 mostly 14.00-15.00 occas higher & lower med 12.00-15.00 mostly 13.00-14.00 occas higher & lower 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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May 23, 2015

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