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WA_FV103 WASHINGTON, DC 28-JUL-2015 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Tuesday, July 28, 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. IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 28-JUL-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 PRACTICALLY NO DEMAND. MARKET LOWER. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 11.50-12.00 some lower occas higher 50 lb cartons sz A 11.50-12.00 some lower occas higher sz B 16.50-18.00 mostly 17.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 22.00-30.50 mostly 25.00-27.50 50 lb sacks sz A 10.00-10.50 some lower occas higher sz B 15.00-16.50 mostly 15.50 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 17.00-18.00 some lower occas higher CENTRAL WISCONSIN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET 50 LB CARTONS SIZE A & 50 LB SACKS SIZE A SLIGHTLY LOWER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 11.00-13.00 mostly 11.00-12.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 50 lb cartons sz A 10.00-13.00 mostly 10.50-12.00 sz B 13.50-16.00 mostly 14.00-15.00 50 lb sacks sz A 9.00-12.00 mostly 9.50-11.00 sz B 12.50-15.00 mostly 13.00-14.00 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 YELLOW JUMBO LOWER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks jbo 12.00-13.00 mostly 13.00 med 10.00-12.00 White 50 lb sacks jbo 14.00-15.00 med 11.00-13.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 14.00-15.00 med 10.00-12.00 ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET CARTON 90S AND 100S LOWER, OTHERS STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 4.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 5.00 50 lb cartons 40s 12.00-13.00 ocass higher 50s 12.00-13.00 ocass higher 60s 12.00-13.00 ocass higher 70s 12.00-13.00 80s 9.00-10.00 90s 8.00 100s 7.00-8.00 mostly 8.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 4.00-6.00 SAN JOAQUIN 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 RED ABOUT STEADY, YELLOW LOWER. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks Super Col 15.00-16.00 col 14.00-15.00 mostly 14.00 jbo 13.00-14.00 med 12.00-13.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 14.00-15.00 med 12.00 SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY VERY LIGHT. DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 3.00-4.00 mostly 3.50-3.75 Includes few fine appearance baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50-4.75 Includes few fine appearance 50 lb cartons 40s 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00 50s 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00 60s 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00 70s 11.00-12.00 mostly 12.00 few higher 80s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.50 few higher 90s 7.50-8.00 mostly 8.00 few higher 100s 7.50-8.00 mostly 8.00 few higher U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 2.50-3.00 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 5.00-7.00 mostly 5.00 U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 2.00-6.50 mostly 4.50-5.50 SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO 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 Super Col 17.00-18.00 mostly 17.00 col 16.00 jbo 14.00-15.00 med 12.00-13.00 White 50 lb sacks jbo 15.00-16.00 occas lower med 13.00-14.00 occas lower Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 15.00-16.00 med 13.00-14.00 mostly 13.00 occas higher & lower 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 BALED FAIRLY LIGHT, OTHERS FAIRLY 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 2.50-3.50 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 3.50-4.50 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 11.00-12.00 mostly 12.00 few lower occas higher 50s 11.00-12.00 mostly 12.00 few lower occas higher 60s 11.00-12.00 mostly 12.00 few lower occas higher 70s 11.00-12.00 mostly 12.00 few lower occas higher 80s 7.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 occas higher 90s 5.50-6.00 occas higher 100s 4.50-5.00 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 2.00-3.50 mostly 2.50 occas higher 10 oz min 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 occas higher VIDALIA DISTRICT GEORGIA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---ONIONS DRY: SUPPLY LIGHT. DEMAND GOOD. MARKET STEADY. SPECIAL STORAGE Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet U.S. One 40 lb cartons jbo 22.00-26.00 mostly 23.00-25.00 WALLA WALLA DISTRICT WASHINGTON 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 Walla Walla Sweets 40 lb cartons col 23.00 jbo 22.00 med 19.00 ONLEY Shipping Point Prices as of 28-JUL-2015 Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable Market News, Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. EASTERN SHORE VIRGINIA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND ROUND WHITE FAIRLY LIGHT, OTHERS MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb sacks sz A 10.75-11.75 mostly 10.75 sz B 18.75 few lower tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 20.50 few higher Round White U.S. One 50 lb sacks sz A 6.75-7.25 few lower Chef 10.75-11.75 mostly 10.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 12.00-12.50 few lower Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb sacks sz A 16.75-18.75 RALEIGH Shipping Point Prices as of 28-JUL-2015 Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable Market News, Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT NORTH CAROLINA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY LIGHT. DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Most shippers are finished for the season. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb sacks sz A supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market LAST REPORT sz B supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market LAST REPORT tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 18.00-20.00 occasional higher Round White U.S. One 50 lb sacks sz A 6.00 sz B 6.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 11.00 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb sacks sz A supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market LAST REPORT tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market LAST REPORT 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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