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WA_FV103 WASHINGTON, DC 24-OCT-2014 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Friday, October 24, 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 24-OCT-2014 Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable Market News, Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. LONG ISLAND NEW YORK Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Round White U.S. One baled 10 5-lb sacks sz A 8.50-9.50 occas lower 50 lb sacks sz A 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 lge 6.50-7.50 mostly 7.00-7.50 occas 8.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 13.00-14.00 MICHIGAN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 8.00-9.00 occasional higher rpkr sz 6.00-7.00 occasional higher NEW YORK Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---ONIONS DRY: SUPPLY HEAVY. DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type 50 lb sacks jbo 8.00-9.00 med 2 1/4"min 7.00-8.00 2" min 6.00-8.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 8.50-9.50 med 6.50-7.50 IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 24-OCT-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 2014 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type U.S. One 50 lb sacks med 7.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 9.50-10.50 mostly 9.50-10.00 occas higher ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET RUSSET CARTONS SLIGHTLY LOWER, RUSSET BALED STEADY, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 5.50-6.50 mostly 6.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.50-7.50 mostly 7.00 50 lb cartons 40s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 occas higher & lower 50s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 occas higher & lower 60s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 occas higher & lower 70s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 occas higher & lower 80s 7.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 occas lower 90s 6.50-8.50 mostly 7.00-7.50 occas higher & lower 100s 6.50-8.50 mostly 7.00-7.50 occas higher & lower Round Red U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 8.50-9.50 mostly 9.00 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 9.50-10.50 mostly 10.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons sz A 9.00-10.00 sz B 15.50-16.50 50 lb sacks sz A 8.00-9.00 sz B 14.00-15.00 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 10.00-12.00 mostly 10.00-11.00 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 FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks col 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00-7.50 jbo 5.50-6.00 occas lower med 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.00-4.50 White 50 lb sacks jbo 10.00-12.00 occas higher & lower med 8.00-10.00 occas higher & lower Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 5.50-6.00 med 4.00-5.00 ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 4.00-5.00 occas lower non sz A 3.50-4.00 occas higher & lower baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 5.00-6.00 occas higher non sz A 4.50-5.00 occas higher & lower 50 lb cartons 40s 6.00-7.00 occas lower 50s 6.00-7.00 occas lower 60s 6.00-7.00 occas lower 70s 6.00-7.00 occas lower 80s 5.00-6.00 mostly 6.00 occas higher 90s 5.00-6.00 mostly 6.00 occas higher 100s 5.00-6.00 mostly 6.00 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.00-4.50 occas higher 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 FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. One 50 lb sacks Super Col 8.00-9.00 occas higher & lower col 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00 occas lower jbo 5.50-6.00 mostly 6.00 occas lower med 4.00-5.00 occas lower White U.S. One 50 lb sacks jbo 12.00 occas lower med 10.00 occas lower Red Globe Type U.S. One 25 lb sacks jbo 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00-7.50 occas lower med 5.00-6.00 mostly 6.00 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: DEMAND SIZE A FAIRLY LIGHT, OTHERS GOOD ON LIGHT OFFERINGS. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 8.50-9.50 mostly 9.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons sz A 8.50-9.50 mostly 9.00 occas higher sz B 16.00-17.00 occas higher Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 20.00-30.00 mostly 25.00-26.00 50 lb sacks sz A 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.50 occas higher & lower sz B 14.50-15.50 occas higher tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 12.00-14.00 mostly 13.00 occas higher & lower U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 3.50-5.00 mostly 3.50-4.50 sz B 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00 NEBRASKA 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 5.50-6.00 mostly 6.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.50-7.00 mostly 7.00 50 lb cartons 40s 9.00-9.50 mostly 9.00 50s 9.00-9.50 mostly 9.00 60s 9.00-9.50 mostly 9.00 70s 9.00-9.50 mostly 9.00 80s 8.00-8.50 90s 8.00-8.25 mostly 8.00 100s 8.00-8.25 mostly 8.00 U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 4.50-5.00 NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Truck shortage limits movement. Rain & wet fields slows harvest. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 14.00-16.00 fair appearance 10.00-13.00 occas lower sz B 16.00-18.00 fair appearance 14.00-16.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-36.00 mostly 34.00-35.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 6.00-7.00 Long White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 16.00-20.00 mostly 18.00 fair appearance 12.00-14.00 sz B 10.00-14.00 mostly 10.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-36.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 5.00-7.00 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 16.00-18.00 fair appearance 12.00-14.00 sz B 12.00-14.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-36.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00 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 2014 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 15.00-18.00 mostly 16.00-17.00 occas higher 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 ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 5.50-6.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.50-7.00 50 lb cartons 40s 9.00 50s 9.00 occas higher 60s 9.00 occas higher 70s 9.00 80s 8.00 90s 8.00 100s 8.00 U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 4.50-5.50 mostly 5.00 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 7.00-8.00 U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 6.00-6.50 mostly 6.50 occas higher & lower Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 9.50-13.00 mostly 10.00-12.50 50 lb sacks sz B 16.50-18.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 10.00-11.50 mostly 11.00 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 EXCEEDS SUPPLIES, OTHERS VERY GOOD. 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 4.00-4.50 baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 3.50-4.00 occas higher & lower baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 5.00-5.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 4.50-5.00 occas higher & lower 50 lb cartons 40s 9.75-10.00 mostly 10.00 occas higher 50s 9.75-10.00 mostly 10.00 occas higher 60s 9.75-10.00 mostly 10.00 occas higher 70s 9.75-10.00 mostly 10.00 occas higher 80s 8.50-9.50 mostly 9.00 occas higher 90s 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.50-8.00 occas higher 100s 6.50-7.00 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 5.50-7.00 mostly 6.00-7.00 10 oz min 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.50-8.00 occas higher Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 4.00-4.50 baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 3.00-4.00 mostly 3.50-4.00 baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 4.50-5.00 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50-5.00 50 lb cartons 40s 8.50-9.50 mostly 9.00 50s 8.50-9.50 mostly 9.00 60s 8.50-9.50 mostly 9.00 70s 8.50-9.50 mostly 9.00 80s 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.50-8.00 occas higher 90s 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50 100s 6.00-6.50 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 5.50-6.00 occas higher 10 oz min 6.50-7.00 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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