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WASHINGTON, DC 29-APR-2016 WA_FV103 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Friday, April 29, 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. BENTON HARBOR Shipping Point Prices as of 29-APR-2016 Provided by: Specialty Crops 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 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags 2" or 4 oz min 6.50-7.50 mostly 6.50-7.00 some low as 6.00, occas lower tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt 4-9 oz 6.50-7.50 occas lower Round White U.S. One baled 10 5-lb sacks 2 1/4" min too few sales to quote 2" min 6.50-8.00 mostly 6.50-7.50 occas low as 6.00 CANADA (NEW BRUNSWICK) CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point Basis - Prices in U.S. Dollars ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Includes Innovators and Goldrush Russet Norkotah U.S. No. 1 or Canada No. 1 baled 10 5-lb sacks 2" or 4 oz min 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00-7.50 occas lower tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt 2" or 4 oz min 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00-7.50 occas lower MICHIGAN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 10 lb film bags loose sz A 1.50-1.95 mostly 1.60-1.90 IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 29-APR-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 CARTONS 40S-80S EXCEEDS OFFERINGS, OTHERS MODERATE. MARKET CARTONS FIRM, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 5.50-7.50 mostly 6.00 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.50-8.50 mostly 7.00 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 10.00-13.00 mostly 11.00 50s 10.00-13.00 mostly 11.00 60s 10.00-13.00 mostly 11.00 70s 10.00-13.00 mostly 11.00 80s 9.00-12.50 mostly 9.50-10.00 90s 8.00-10.25 mostly 8.00-8.50 100s 8.00-10.25 mostly 8.00-8.50 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 BALES AND CARTON 50-70S HIGHER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. 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 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.50-8.00 50s 9.00-10.00 60s 9.00-10.00 70s 9.00-10.00 80s 8.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 90s 7.50-8.00 mostly 8.00 100s 7.50-8.00 mostly 8.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 4.50-5.50 occas higher FLORIDA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND ROUND RED GOOD, OTHERS MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 21.50-23.75 mostly 21.50-21.75 50 lb cartons sz A 20.25-22.00 mostly 20.25 sz B 17.00-20.25 mostly 20.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 25.00-40.75 mostly 30.00-35.75 50 lb sacks sz A 18.75-20.50 mostly 18.75 sz B 15.50-18.75 mostly 18.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 36.50-40.50 mostly 36.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 8.50-12.75 mostly 8.50-10.00 sz B 7.50-12.75 mostly 9.00-9.50 Round White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 20.25-22.00 mostly 20.25 sz B 18.00-18.25 mostly 18.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 35.00-40.75 50 lb sacks sz A 18.75-20.50 mostly 18.75 sz B 16.50-16.75 mostly 16.75 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 10.50-10.75 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 22.00-22.25 mostly 22.25 sz B 14.25-16.00 mostly 14.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 35.00-40.75 50 lb sacks sz A 20.50-20.75 mostly 20.75 sz B 12.75-14.50 mostly 12.75 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 10.50-12.75 IMPERIAL 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 YELLOW AND RED SLIGHTLY LOWER, WHITE STEADY. Yellow Grano 50 lb sacks Super Col 12.00-15.00 mostly 13.00 col 10.00-13.00 mostly 11.00-12.00 jbo 10.00-12.00 mostly 11.00 med 10.00-11.00 White 50 lb sacks jbo 15.00-16.00 mostly 16.00 med 14.00-15.00 mostly 14.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 11.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 med 11.00-13.00 mostly 11.00-12.00 KLAMATH BASIN, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND EXCEEDS SUPPLY. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 4.00-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 5.00-6.50 mostly 5.50-6.00 50 lb cartons 40s 9.50-12.00 mostly 11.00 50s 9.50-12.00 mostly 11.00 60s 10.50-13.50 mostly 11.00 70s 10.50-13.50 mostly 11.00 80s 9.00-13.50 mostly 9.00-10.00 90s 8.00-12.00 mostly 8.50 100s 8.00-11.50 mostly 8.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 4.00-5.50 mostly 4.00-4.50 10 oz min 5.00-6.00 LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND GOOD. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Grano 50 lb sacks Super Col 14.00-15.00 occas lower col 12.00-14.00 mostly 14.00 jbo 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00 med 10.00-12.00 mostly 11.00-12.00 White 50 lb sacks jbo 15.00-20.00 mostly 16.00-18.00 med 15.00-18.00 mostly 16.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 12.00-14.00 mostly 14.00 med 12.00 MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) 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. Wide range in appearance. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 9.50-10.50 mostly 9.50-10.00 occas lower 50 lb cartons sz A 10.00-10.50 few lower sz B 15.00-16.50 mostly 15.00-15.50 50 lb sacks sz A 8.50-9.00 few lower sz B 13.50-15.00 mostly 13.50-14.50 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 13.00-15.00 mostly 14.00 occas lower sz B 24.00-27.00 mostly 24.00-25.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 3.00-4.25 mostly 3.00-3.50 sz B 6.50-7.00 SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2015 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY YELLOW TYPE VERY LIGHT. DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 5.25-5.50 mostly 5.50 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.25-6.50 mostly 6.50 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 9.25-10.00 mostly 9.50 occas higher & lower 50s 9.50-11.00 mostly 10.00 60s 9.25-11.00 mostly 10.00 70s 9.25-11.00 mostly 10.00 80s 9.25-11.00 mostly 10.00 90s 9.25-11.00 mostly 10.00 100s 9.25-11.00 mostly 10.00 U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.00-4.50 U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 occas higher & lower Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 12.00-17.00 mostly 17.00 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 CARTON 40-70S FAIRLY GOOD, OTHERS MODERATE. MARKET BLAES HIGHER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Russet Burbank U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.00-4.50 baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 3.50-4.50 mostly 3.50-4.00 occas higher baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.00-5.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 4.50-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 10.00-10.50 occas higher 50s 10.00-10.50 occas higher 60s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00-10.50 occas higher 70s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 80s 9.00-11.00 mostly 9.50 90s 8.50-10.00 mostly 9.00 100s 8.50-10.00 mostly 9.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 4.00-6.00 mostly 5.50-6.00 10 oz min 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 occas lower VIDALIA DISTRICT GEORGIA 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 Granex - Marked Sweet U.S. One 40 lb cartons jbo 14.00-17.00 mostly 14.00-16.00 occas higher & lower 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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