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WA_FV103 WASHINGTON, DC 24-APR-2015 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Friday, April 24, 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 24-APR-2015 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 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags 2" or 4 oz min 6.50-7.50 mostly 6.50-7.25 Round White U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags 2" min 7.00-8.00 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags 2" min 7.00-8.50 mostly 7.50-8.00 occas higher CANADA (NEW BRUNSWICK) CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point Basis - Prices in U.S. Dollars ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. No. 1 or Canada No. 1 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.50-7.50 occas lower 50 lb sacks 5-9 oz 9.75-10.00 occas higher and lower tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 7.00-8.00 occas higher and lower MICHIGAN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Goldrush and Russet Norkotah U.S. One 10 lb film bags loose sz A 1.50-1.70 occas 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 24-APR-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 LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 4.75-7.00 mostly 5.00-6.00 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 5.75-8.00 mostly 6.00-7.00 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 13.00-15.00 mostly 14.00-15.00 50s 13.00-15.00 mostly 14.00-15.00 60s 13.00-15.00 mostly 14.00-15.00 70s 13.00-15.00 mostly 14.00-15.00 80s 10.00-12.00 mostly 10.50-11.00 90s 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.50-9.00 100s 8.00-10.00 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 ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks jbo 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 med 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50-5.00 ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 4.00-4.50 occas higher non sz A 3.00-3.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 5.00-5.50 occas higher non sz A 4.00-4.50 occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 11.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 50s 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 60s 12.00-13.50 mostly 13.00 70s 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 80s 8.00-10.00 90s 7.00-8.00 100s 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50-5.00 occas higher FLORIDA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY YELLOW TYPE VERY LIGHT, ROUND WHITE LIGHT. DEMAND ROUND RED SIZE A LIGHT, YELLOW TYPE GOOD, OTHERS MODERATE. MARKET ROUND RED & ROUND WHITE SLIGHTLY LOWER, YELLOW TYPE ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 9.75-10.50 mostly 9.75 50 lb cartons sz A 8.25-9.00 mostly 8.25 sz B 18.00-20.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 25.00-30.75 mostly 30.75 50 lb sacks sz A 6.75-7.50 mostly 6.75 sz B 16.50-18.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 10.50-12.50 mostly 10.50 many lower U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 5.50-6.75 mostly 6.75 sz B 14.50-14.75 Round White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 16.00-18.75 mostly 16.00-17.00 sz B 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 40.75-50.75 mostly 45.75 50 lb sacks sz A 14.50-16.75 mostly 14.50-15.50 sz B 9.50-11.50 mostly 10.75 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 5.50-7.75 mostly 5.50-6.50 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 22.25-26.25 mostly 24.25 sz B 14.00-16.25 mostly 14.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 45.50-50.75 mostly 45.50-45.75 50 lb sacks sz A 20.75-24.75 mostly 22.75 sz B 12.50-14.75 mostly 12.75 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 7.75-12.75 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 YELLOW JUMBO AND MEDIUM LOWER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. One 50 lb sacks Super Col 10.00 occas higher & lower col 9.00 occas higher & lower jbo 7.50-8.00 occas higher & lower med 4.50-5.00 occas higher Red Globe Type U.S. One 25 lb sacks jbo 7.50-8.00 med 5.50-6.00 mostly 6.00 occas lower IMPERIAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET LOWER. Yellow Grano 50 lb sacks Super Col 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.00 col 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 occas higher & lower jbo 9.00-10.00 occas lower med 7.00-8.00 mostly 8.00 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 FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 3.00-5.00 mostly 3.50-4.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 4.00-6.00 mostly 4.50-5.50 50 lb cartons 40s 12.00-16.00 mostly 14.50 50s 12.00-16.00 mostly 14.50 60s 12.00-16.00 mostly 14.50 70s 12.00-16.00 mostly 14.50 80s 8.00-14.00 mostly 10.00-12.00 90s 8.00-11.50 mostly 9.00 100s 8.00-11.00 mostly 9.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 5.00-9.00 mostly 5.00-6.00 MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS 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 Grano 50 lb sacks col 13.00-14.00 jbo 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.00 med 8.00-11.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 rpkr sz 5.00-7.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 10.00 med 8.00 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 FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.50-8.00 occas higher & lower 50 lb cartons sz A 7.50-8.00 occas higher & lower sz B 13.50-16.50 mostly 14.00 50 lb sacks sz A 6.00-6.50 occas higher & lower sz B 12.00-15.00 mostly 12.00-12.50 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 10.00-11.00 occas higher & lower U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 2.50-3.50 mostly 3.00 sz B 5.00-6.50 mostly 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 LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 3.50-3.75 mostly 3.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 4.50-4.75 mostly 4.50 occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 13.00-15.00 50s 13.00-15.00 60s 13.00-15.00 70s 12.00-13.00 mostly 13.00 80s 8.00-9.00 some lower occas higher 90s 7.00-8.00 occas higher 100s 7.00-8.00 occas higher U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 3.00-3.50 mostly 3.00 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 5.00-7.00 U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 4.50-5.50 few lower occas higher Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 11.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 13.00-14.00 mostly 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 2014 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY NORKOTAH VERY LIGHT. DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET NORKOTAH CARTONS LOWER, OTHERS 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 3.00-3.50 mostly 3.00 occas higher & lower baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 2.50-3.00 mostly 2.50 few lower occas higher baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 4.00-4.50 mostly 4.00 occas higher & lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 3.50-4.00 mostly 3.50 few lower occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 16.50-17.00 occas higher 50s 16.50-17.00 occas higher 60s 16.50-17.00 occas higher 70s 14.00-14.50 occas higher 80s 8.00-8.50 occas higher 90s 5.75-6.50 mostly 6.00 occas higher 100s 5.00-5.50 mostly 5.00 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 3.00-4.50 mostly 3.50 occas higher 10 oz min 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.50 Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 3.00-3.50 mostly 3.00 occas higher & lower baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 2.50-3.00 mostly 2.50 few lower occas higher baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 4.00-4.50 mostly 4.00 occas higher & lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 3.50-4.00 mostly 3.50 few lower occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 15.00-15.50 mostly 15.00 50s 15.00-15.50 mostly 15.00 60s 15.00-15.50 mostly 15.00 70s 14.00 80s 8.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 90s 6.00 occas lower 100s 5.00 occas lower U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 4.00-4.50 mostly 4.00 10 oz min 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 MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet U.S. One 40 lb cartons jbo 16.00-18.00 mostly 18.00 few high as 20.00 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) 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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