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WASHINGTON, DC 22-FEB-2017 WA_FV103 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Wednesday, February 22, 201 7 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 22-FEB-2017 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 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags 2" or 4 oz min 7.00-7.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags 2" or 4 oz min 7.50-8.50 mostly 7.50-8.00 Round White U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags 2" min 8.00-8.50 occas lower. baled 10 5-lb film bags 2 1/4" min 9.50-10.00 occas higher 2" min 8.50-9.00 occas lower. CANADA (NEW BRUNSWICK) CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point Basis - Prices in U.S. Dollars ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. No. 1 or Canada No. 1 baled 5 10-lb sacks 2" or 4 oz min 7.25-7.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb sacks 2" or 4 oz min 8.50-9.00 mostly 8.50 5-9 oz 9.50-10.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt 4-9 oz 10.50-11.50 mostly 10.50-11.00 occas 12.00 MICHIGAN Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 10.00-12.00 few 9.00 occasional higher rpkr sz 7.00-9.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks med 5.00-6.00 few higher and lower ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Goldrush and Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb sacks sz A 8.50-9.00 occas lower baled 10 5-lb sacks sz A 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.00-9.50 occas lower 10 lb film bags loose sz A 1.80-1.95 mostly 1.80-1.90 few higher NEW YORK Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Wide range in size and quality. Yellow Globe Type 50 lb sacks med 2 1/4"min 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.50-9.00 few heavy to up size higher 2" min 7.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks med 5.00-6.00 occasional higher and lower IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 22-FEB-2017 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 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type 50 lb sacks med 6.00-10.00 mostly 6.00-9.50 few lower master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 8.00-12.25 mostly 8.00-11.50 few lower ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.00-7.25 mostly 6.50-7.00 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.00-8.25 mostly 7.50-8.00 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 7.50-9.50 mostly 8.00-9.00 50s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.00-9.00 60s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.00-9.00 70s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.00-9.00 80s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.00-9.00 90s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00-8.50 100s 8.00-9.00 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 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks jbo 4.50-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 occas higher med 4.00-5.50 mostly 4.50 White 50 lb sacks jbo 10.00-12.00 mostly 12.00 med 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 3.50-4.50 mostly 3.50-4.00 med 3.50-4.00 occas higher & lower ---POTATOES: DEMAND 50-70S FAIRLY GOOD, OTHERS LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.00-4.50 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.00-5.50 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 6.00-7.00 occas higher & lower 50s 7.00-7.50 occas higher 60s 7.00-7.50 occas higher 70s 7.00-7.50 occas higher 80s 6.50-7.00 occas higher 90s 6.00-6.50 100s 6.00-6.50 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50 FLORIDA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY LIGHT. DEMAND ROUND WHITE, RED SIZE A MODERATE, OTHERS VERY GOOD. MARKET WHITE, RED SIZE A LOWER, OTHERS HIGHER. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 16.25-18.00 sz B 22.00-24.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 38.75-40.75 mostly 40.00 50 lb sacks sz A 14.75-16.50 sz B 20.50-22.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 28.50-30.50 mostly 28.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 10.50-12.75 sz B 9.00-15.75 Round White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 24.25-26.25 mostly 26.00-26.25 sz B 18.00-22.25 mostly 18.00-20.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 48.75-50.75 mostly 50.50 50 lb sacks sz A 22.75-24.75 mostly 24.50-24.75 sz B 16.50-20.75 mostly 16.50-18.75 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 8.00-14.75 sz B 8.00-10.75 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 22.25-25.00 sz B 16.25-18.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 45.75-50.75 50 lb sacks sz A 20.75-23.50 sz B 14.75-16.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 40.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 12.75-16.50 sz B 6.50-10.75 IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. One 50 lb sacks Super Col 6.00-7.00 occas higher col 5.00-6.00 mostly 6.00 occas higher jbo 4.50-5.50 mostly 5.00 occas lower med 4.00-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 White U.S. One 50 lb sacks jbo 12.00-15.00 occas lower med 10.00-14.00 occas lower Red Globe Type U.S. One 25 lb sacks jbo 5.00-6.00 mostly 6.00 med 4.00-6.00 mostly 5.00 MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET YELLOW MEDIUM HIGHER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Grano 50 lb sacks col 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00 jbo 7.00-8.00 occas higher & lower med 4.50-6.00 mostly 5.00-6.00 Grano - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 10.00-12.00 White 50 lb sacks jbo 10.00-12.00 occas higher & lower med 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00 occas higher & lower Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 6.00-7.00 med 5.50-6.00 mostly 6.00 MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Wide range in appearance. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.50 occas higher & lower 50 lb cartons sz A 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.00-12.50 occas higher & lower sz B 17.50-18.00 occas higher Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 25.00-30.00 mostly 30.00 50 lb sacks sz A 10.50-11.50 mostly 10.50-11.00 occas higher & lower sz B 16.00-16.50 occas higher tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 18.00-20.00 mostly 18.00-19.00 occas higher & lower sz B 29.00-30.00 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 4.25-6.00 mostly 4.25-5.00 few lower sz B 7.00-8.00 few lower occas higher Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 12.25-16.00 mostly 12.50 50 lb cartons sz A 12.25-13.00 mostly 12.50 sz B 8.50-14.00 mostly 9.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 20.00-45.00 mostly 30.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 17.00-20.00 mostly 18.00-19.00 Round Red U.S. One ORGANIC 50 lb cartons sz A 22.00 sz B 22.00 cartons 16 3-lb film bags sz A 25.00 sz B 25.00 Yellow Type U.S. One ORGANIC 50 lb cartons sz A 22.00 sz B 22.00 cartons 16 3-lb film bags sz A 25.00 sz B 25.00 NEBRASKA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.00-6.50 mostly 6.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.50 50 lb cartons 40s 7.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 50s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00 60s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00 70s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00 80s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00 90s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00 100s 7.50-9.00 mostly 8.00 U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags 4.50-5.00 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 6.00 NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY YELLOW TYPE FAIRLY LIGHT. DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 12.00-16.00 mostly 13.00-15.00 fair appearance 8.00-12.00 sz B 16.00-18.00 mostly 16.00 fair appearance 13.00-16.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 32.00-40.00 mostly 35.00-36.00 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 4.00-8.00 mostly 5.00-6.00 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 14.00-20.00 mostly 16.00-18.00 fair appearance 10.00-12.00 sz B 8.00-14.00 mostly 10.00-12.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 35.00-40.00 mostly 35.00-36.00 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 5.00-8.00 mostly 6.00-7.00 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 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 15.00-18.00 mostly 16.00 SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND BULK FAIRLY GOOD, OTHERS LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 5.50-6.00 occas higher & lower baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 6.50-7.00 occas higher & lower 50 lb cartons 40s 6.00-7.00 occas higher 50s 7.50-8.00 mostly 7.50 60s 7.50-8.00 mostly 7.50 70s 7.50-8.00 mostly 7.50 80s 7.50-8.00 mostly 7.50 90s 7.50-8.00 mostly 7.50 100s 7.50-8.00 mostly 7.50 U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags 4.50-5.50 mostly 4.50 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 5.50-6.00 U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 6.50-7.50 mostly 7.00 occas lower Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 15.00-19.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 12.00-14.00 UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND BALES LIGHT, OTHERS MODERATE. MARKET 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 few lower baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 3.50-4.50 few lower occas higher baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 5.00-6.00 few lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 4.50-5.50 few lower occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 6.50-7.00 mostly 7.00 50s 6.50-7.00 mostly 7.00 60s 6.75-7.50 mostly 7.00 70s 6.50-9.00 mostly 7.00 80s 6.50-9.00 mostly 6.50 90s 6.50-8.00 mostly 6.50 100s 6.00-7.50 mostly 6.00-6.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 4.00-5.25 mostly 5.00 10 oz min 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.75 Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 4.00-5.00 few lower baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 3.50-4.50 few lower baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 5.00-6.00 few lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 4.50-5.50 few lower 50 lb cartons 40s 4.25-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 50s 4.25-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 60s 5.00-6.50 mostly 5.50 70s 5.00-6.50 mostly 5.50 80s 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.50 90s 5.50-6.00 100s 5.50-6.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 3.00-4.00 mostly 3.50-4.00 10 oz min 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50-4.75 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), 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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