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WA_FV103 WASHINGTON, DC 19-DEC-2014 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Friday, December 19, 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 19-DEC-2014 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 MODERATE FOR RUSSETS, FAIRLY LIGHT FOR ROUND WHITES. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags 2" or 4 oz min 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00-8.00 occas higher Round White U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags 2" min 7.50-8.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags 2" min 7.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 occas higher and lower 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 FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. No. 1 or Canada No. 1 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.75-7.50 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 8.75-9.50 LONG ISLAND NEW YORK Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Round White U.S. One baled 10 5-lb sacks sz A 8.00-9.00 occas lower 50 lb sacks sz A 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 lge 6.50-7.00 occas higher and lower MICHIGAN 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 master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 7.00-8.50 best mostly 8.00-8.50, occasional higher rpkr sz 5.50-6.50 occasional higher and lower Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 6.50-7.50 med 5.00-5.50 ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT FOR RUSSETS, LIGHT FOR ROUND WHITES. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 10 lb film bags loose sz A 1.50-1.80 Round White U.S. One baled 10 5-lb sacks sz A supplies insufficient to quote. 10 lb open-window sacks loose sz A 1.50-1.80 NEW YORK Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type 50 lb sacks jbo 7.00-8.00 med 2 1/4"min 5.00-6.00 2" min 4.00-5.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 7.50-8.00 med 6.50-7.50 IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 19-DEC-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 5.00-7.50 master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 7.50-9.50 mostly 8.00 occas higher ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.25-6.75 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.25-7.75 50 lb cartons 40s 9.00-11.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 occas lower 50s 9.00-11.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 occas lower 60s 9.00-11.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 occas lower 70s 9.00-11.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 occas lower 80s 8.00-11.00 mostly 8.50-9.50 90s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.00-9.00 occas higher 100s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 occas higher Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 9.00-10.50 mostly 9.50-10.00 50 lb cartons sz A 8.50-10.00 mostly 9.00-9.50 sz B 14.50-17.00 mostly 15.50-16.00 few higher and lower 50 lb sacks sz A 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 sz B 13.50-16.00 mostly 14.50-15.00 few higher and lower Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 11.00-15.00 mostly 11.50-13.00 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. Transportation shortage is limiting movement. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks col 6.00-6.50 mostly 6.00 occas lower jbo 4.50-5.00 occas higher & lower med 3.00-4.00 White 50 lb sacks jbo 9.00-11.00 mostly 10.00-11.00 occas higher med 7.00-9.00 mostly 8.50-9.00 occas higher Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 4.50-5.50 mostly 5.00 med 3.50-4.50 mostly 4.00 occas lower ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 4.50-6.00 occas lower non sz A 3.50-4.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 5.50-7.00 occas lower non sz A 4.50-5.50 occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 50s 9.00-10.00 60s 9.00-10.00 70s 9.00-10.00 80s 8.50-10.00 mostly 8.50-9.00 90s 7.50-8.50 mostly 8.00 occas higher 100s 7.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 5.00-6.00 occas higher & lower 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 ABOUT STEADY. Transportation shortage is limiting movement. Yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. One 50 lb sacks Super Col 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00-8.00 occas lower col 5.50-7.00 mostly 6.00 occas lower jbo 4.50-5.00 mostly 5.00 occas lower med 3.50-4.50 mostly 4.00 occas lower White U.S. One 50 lb sacks jbo 12.00 occas higher med 10.00 Red Globe Type U.S. One 25 lb sacks jbo 6.50-7.00 occas lower med 5.00-5.50 mostly 5.00 occas higher & lower 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 ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 5.00-5.50 mostly 5.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 6.00-6.50 mostly 6.00 50 lb cartons 40s 11.00-13.00 mostly 11.00 50s 11.00-13.00 mostly 11.00 60s 11.00-14.00 mostly 11.00 70s 11.00-14.00 mostly 11.00 80s 9.00-13.25 mostly 10.00 90s 8.00-11.00 100s 8.00-10.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 5.00-8.50 mostly 5.00-7.00 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 LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Truck shortage limits movement. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.50-9.50 mostly 8.50-9.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons sz A 7.50-9.50 mostly 8.50-9.00 occas higher sz B 14.50-16.50 mostly 16.50 occas higher Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 20.00-30.00 mostly 25.00-26.00 50 lb sacks sz A 6.00-8.00 mostly 7.00-7.50 occas higher sz B 13.00-15.00 mostly 14.00-15.00 occas higher tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 10.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-12.50 few lower occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 3.00-5.00 mostly 4.00-4.50 sz B 7.00-9.00 occas higher & lower Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 11.50-12.50 mostly 11.50-12.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 18.00-20.00 mostly 18.00-19.00 NEBRASKA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Truck shortage limits movement. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 5.50-6.00 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.50-7.00 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 11.00 occas lower 50s 11.00 occas lower 60s 11.00 occas lower 70s 10.00-11.00 occas lower 80s 8.00-8.50 90s 8.00 100s 8.00 U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 4.50-5.50 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 7.00-7.50 NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2014 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Truck shortage limits movement. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 12.00-16.00 mostly 14.00 occas lower fair appearance 7.00-13.00 sz B 16.00-18.00 mostly 18.00 occas lower fair appearance 13.00-15.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 32.00-36.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 5.00-6.00 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 14.00-18.00 mostly 16.00 fair appearance 10.00-14.00 sz B 8.00-14.00 mostly 12.00 occas higher & lower Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-36.00 mostly 34.00-35.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 5.00-7.00 mostly 6.00 occas higher 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 FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 13.50-17.00 mostly 14.00-15.00 few higher & lower 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 mostly 5.50 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.50-7.00 mostly 6.50 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 9.00-11.00 50s 10.00-11.00 60s 10.00-11.00 70s 8.00-10.00 occas higher 80s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 90s 8.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 occas higher 100s 8.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 occas higher U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 4.50-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00-7.50 U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 5.00-6.50 mostly 6.00 Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 10.00-12.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 11.00-11.50 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 FAIRLY LIGHT. 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 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.25-4.50 occas lower baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 3.50-4.50 mostly 3.75-4.00 occas lower baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.25-5.50 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 4.50-5.50 mostly 4.75-5.00 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 13.00-14.50 mostly 14.00 50s 13.00-14.50 mostly 14.00 60s 13.00-14.50 mostly 14.00 70s 13.00-14.50 mostly 14.00 80s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.50-11.00 occas higher & lower 90s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 occas higher & lower 100s 6.00-8.00 mostly 7.00-7.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 6.00-7.50 mostly 6.50-7.00 10 oz min 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 occas lower Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.25-4.50 occas lower baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 3.50-4.50 mostly 3.75-4.00 occas lower baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.25-5.50 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 4.50-5.50 mostly 4.75-5.00 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 13.00-14.00 mostly 13.50-14.00 occas higher 50s 13.00-14.00 mostly 13.50-14.00 occas higher 60s 13.00-14.00 mostly 13.50-14.00 occas higher 70s 13.00-14.00 mostly 13.50-14.00 occas higher 80s 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50 occas higher 90s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 100s 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00-7.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 6.00 occas higher 10 oz min 7.75-8.00 mostly 8.00 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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