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WASHINGTON, DC 28-JUN-2016 WA_FV103 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. 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-JUN-2016 Provided by: Specialty Crops 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 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Supplies in few hands. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.25-6.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.25-7.50 50 lb cartons 40s 14.00-15.00 mostly 14.50 50s 14.00-15.00 mostly 14.50 60s 14.00-15.00 mostly 14.50 70s 14.00-15.00 mostly 14.50 80s 11.50-14.00 mostly 13.50 90s 9.00-11.00 mostly 9.00 100s 8.50-11.00 mostly 9.00 COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON & UMATILLA BASIN OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET LOWER. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 3.50-4.50 mostly 4.00-4.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 4.50-5.50 mostly 5.00-5.50 50 lb cartons 40s 7.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 occas higher 50s 10.00-12.00 60s 10.00-12.00 70s 10.00-12.00 80s 8.50-10.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 occas higher 90s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.50-9.00 100s 8.00-9.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 4.00-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 occas higher KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND VERY GOOD. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 12.00-14.00 mostly 14.00 sz B 15.00-18.00 mostly 16.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-40.00 mostly 32.00-35.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 18.00-22.00 mostly 20.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6.00 Long White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 14.00-15.00 mostly 14.00 one label fine quality 16.00 sz B 10.00-12.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-35.00 mostly 35.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 18.00-20.00 one label fine quality 26.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6.00-7.00 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 14.00-16.00 mostly 16.00 sz B 10.00-12.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-40.00 mostly 32.00-35.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 25.00-26.00 occas high as 28.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks Super Col 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.00 col 11.00-12.00 occas lower jbo 10.00-11.00 med 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 occas higher White 50 lb sacks jbo 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.00 med 10.00-12.00 mostly 12.00 Red Flat Type 40 lb cartons jbo 18.95-22.95 mostly 21.50-22.95 Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 10.00-11.00 mostly 11.00 med 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 occas lower SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET CARTON 40S & 80S SLIGHTLY LOWER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 5.00-5.50 occas high as 6.25 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.00-6.50 occas high as 7.25 50 lb cartons 40s 11.00-13.00 mostly 11.50-12.00 50s 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.00-12.50 60s 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.00-12.50 70s 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.00-12.50 80s 11.00-12.00 mostly 11.00-11.50 occas higher 90s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00-10.50 occas higher 100s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 occas higher U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags 4.00-4.75 mostly 4.00 occas higher U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 6.00-9.00 mostly 7.00-8.00 SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET YELLOW JUMBO HIGHER, OTHERS STEADY. Yellow Grano 50 lb sacks Super Col 12.00-14.00 mostly 13.00-14.00 col 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.00 occas higher jbo 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.00 med 13.00-14.00 mostly 14.00 occas higher White 50 lb sacks jbo 12.00-14.00 med 10.00-12.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 12.00 med 10.00-12.00 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 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET CARTONS LOWER, OTHERS STEADY. Russet Burbank U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 3.50-4.75 mostly 4.00-4.50 occas higher baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 3.00-4.25 mostly 3.50-4.00 occas higher baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 4.50-5.75 mostly 5.00-5.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 4.00-5.25 mostly 4.50-5.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 10.00-11.00 50s 10.00-11.00 60s 10.00-11.00 occas higher 70s 10.00-11.00 occas higher 80s 9.00-10.50 mostly 9.50-10.00 occas higher 90s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 occas higher 100s 8.00-8.50 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 4.00-6.00 mostly 4.50-5.00 straight loads lower 10 oz min 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 VIDALIA DISTRICT GEORGIA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND GOOD. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet U.S. One 40 lb cartons jbo 15.00-17.00 mostly 16.00 WALLA WALLA DISTRICT WASHINGTON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND GOOD. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Walla Walla Sweets 40 lb cartons col 18.00 jbo 16.00 med 14.00 ONLEY Shipping Point Prices as of 28-JUN-2016 Provided by: Specialty Crops 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 2016 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY LIGHT. DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD FOR LIGHT SUPPLIES. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Some harvesting curtailed due to rain and wet conditions. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb sacks sz A 14.75 sz B 18.75 Round White U.S. One 50 lb sacks sz A 12.75 few lower Chef 16.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 24.50 RALEIGH Shipping Point Prices as of 28-JUN-2016 Provided by: Specialty Crops 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 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb sacks sz A 14.25-14.75 FIRST REPORT sz B 18.00-18.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 24.00-28.50 Round White U.S. One 50 lb sacks sz A 12.25-13.75 sz B 10.00-10.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 24.50-26.50 Market News   National Potato and Onion Report
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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), Chairman.

2012: Russell Wysocki (Wisconsin), Chairman.

2014: Carl Taylor (Idaho), Chairman.

2016: Jed Ellithorpe (Colorado) becomes Chairman of the Board. Washington/Oregon and Klamath Basin cooperatives are reorganized into the United Potato Growers of the Pacific Northwest.


 
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