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WASHINGTON, DC 22-MAR-2017 WA_FV103 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 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-MAR-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 MODERATE. 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: SUPPLY LIGHT. DEMAND LIGHT. Remaining supplies in few hands. 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 ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Goldrush and Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb sacks sz A 8.00-8.50 occas lower baled 10 5-lb sacks sz A 8.50-9.50 occas lower 10 lb film bags loose sz A 1.70-1.95 mostly 1.70-1.90 NEW YORK Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET YELLOW LOWER, RED STEADY. Wide range in size and quality. Yellow Globe Type 50 lb sacks med 2 1/4"min 7.00-8.50 occasional higher 2" min 6.00-7.00 occasional higher Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks med 5.00-6.00 occasional higher and lower IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 22-MAR-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 ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.50-8.00 50 lb cartons 40s 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00-9.50 50s 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00-9.50 60s 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00-9.50 70s 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00-9.50 80s 8.00-9.50 mostly 9.00-9.50 90s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.50-9.00 100s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.50-9.00 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 MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks jbo 4.00-4.50 med 3.75-4.50 mostly 4.00 White 50 lb sacks jbo 10.00-12.00 mostly 11.00-12.00 med 7.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 3.00-4.00 mostly 3.50 med 3.00-4.00 mostly 3.50 ---POTATOES: DEMAND CARTON 50-70S EXCEEDS OFFERINGS, OTHERS LIGHT. MARKET 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 3.50-4.00 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 4.50-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 8.00-8.50 occas lower & higher 50s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.50 occas higher 60s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.50 occas higher 70s 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.50 occas higher 80s 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.50 occas higher 90s 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 occas higher & lower 100s 6.00-7.25 mostly 6.50 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50 occas higher FLORIDA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND EXCEEDS SUPPLY. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 16.25-17.00 mostly 16.25 sz B 22.00-24.25 mostly 22.75 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 38.75-40.75 50 lb sacks sz A 14.75-15.50 mostly 14.75 sz B 20.50-22.75 mostly 20.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 26.50-29.50 mostly 28.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 9.75-10.75 mostly 10.75 sz B 10.50-14.75 mostly 10.50-12.75 Round White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 22.25-24.25 mostly 22.25 sz B 16.25-20.25 mostly 16.75-18.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 45.75-50.75 50 lb sacks sz A 20.75-22.75 mostly 20.75 sz B 14.75-18.75 mostly 14.75-16.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 8.00-14.75 mostly 12.75 sz B 7.75-12.75 mostly 7.75-8.00 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 22.25-25.00 mostly 22.50 sz B 16.25-18.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 44.75-50.75 50 lb sacks sz A 20.75-23.50 mostly 20.75 sz B 14.75-16.75 mostly 14.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 40.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 12.75-16.50 mostly 14.75 sz B 6.50-10.75 mostly 7.75 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 MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. One 50 lb sacks Super Col 5.00-6.50 mostly 5.50-6.00 occas higher & lower col 4.50-5.50 mostly 5.00 jbo 4.00-4.50 med 4.00-4.50 mostly 4.00 occas higher Red Globe Type U.S. One 25 lb sacks jbo 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.00 med 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.00 LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND GOOD. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Grano - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 14.00-18.00 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 ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Grano 50 lb sacks col 8.00-10.00 occas higher jbo 8.00-9.00 occas higher med 7.00-8.00 occas higher Grano - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 10.00-16.00 mostly 12.00-14.00 White 50 lb sacks jbo 10.00-14.00 mostly 12.00 med 8.00-12.00 mostly 10.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 5.00-7.00 mostly 5.50-6.00 med 4.00-6.00 mostly 5.00-6.00 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 MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Wide range in appearance. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 12.00-13.00 occas lower 50 lb cartons sz A 12.00-13.00 occas lower sz B 17.00-18.00 50 lb sacks sz A 10.50-11.50 occas lower sz B 15.75-16.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 18.00-20.00 mostly 18.00-19.00 occas lower sz B 27.00-32.00 mostly 29.00-30.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 3.50-5.00 mostly 4.00 sz B 6.00-7.50 mostly 6.00-6.50 occas higher Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 12.50-13.00 mostly 12.50 50 lb cartons sz A 12.50-13.50 mostly 12.50 sz B 8.50-11.00 mostly 8.50 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 20.00-30.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 16.00-20.00 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 NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY YELLOW TYPE LIGHT. DEMAND ROUND RED GOOD, YELLOW TYPE MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 12.00-16.00 mostly 14.00 fair appearance 9.00-13.00 sz B 16.00-18.00 mostly 16.00 fair appearance 14.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 32.00-42.00 mostly 36.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.00 occas higher Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 14.00-20.00 mostly 16.00 fair appearance 8.00-13.00 sz B 8.00-14.00 mostly 8.00-10.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 35.00-42.00 mostly 35.00-36.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 5.00-7.00 mostly 6.00 occas higher 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, CARTONS EXCEEDS OFFERINGS, OTHERS LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 4.75-5.50 mostly 5.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 5.75-6.50 mostly 6.00 50 lb cartons 40s 7.00-8.50 mostly 7.00-8.00 50s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 60s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 70s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 80s 7.50-8.50 mostly 8.00 90s 7.50-8.50 mostly 8.00 100s 7.50-8.50 mostly 8.00 U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50 U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 6.00-7.50 mostly 6.50-7.00 Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 17.00-19.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 10.00-14.00 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 CARTON 40-80S GOOD, BALES FAIRLY 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 3.50-4.50 mostly 3.50-4.00 some lower baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 3.00-4.00 mostly 3.00-3.50 some lower occas higher baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 4.50-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 some lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.00-4.50 some lower occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 8.50-9.00 mostly 8.50 50s 8.50-9.00 mostly 8.50 60s 8.50-9.00 mostly 8.50 70s 8.50-10.00 mostly 8.50 80s 7.50-10.00 mostly 7.50-8.00 90s 7.00-9.00 mostly 7.50-8.00 100s 6.00-8.00 mostly 7.50-8.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 3.50-5.00 mostly 4.00 10 oz min 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.50-5.75 Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 3.50-4.50 mostly 3.50-4.00 some lower baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 3.00-4.00 mostly 3.00-3.50 some lower baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 4.50-5.50 mostly 4.50-5.00 some lower baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.00-4.50 some lower 50 lb cartons 40s 7.50-8.00 50s 7.50-8.00 60s 7.50-8.00 70s 7.50-8.00 80s 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.50 90s 7.00-7.50 100s 7.00-7.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 3.00-3.50 mostly 3.50 10 oz min 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50 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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