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WASHINGTON, DC 20-OCT-2017 WA_FV103 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Friday, October 20, 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 20-OCT-2017 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. LONG ISLAND NEW YORK Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Round White U.S. One baled 10 5-lb sacks sz A 10.50-11.50 50 lb sacks sz A 8.00-8.25 occas higher and lower sz A lge 9.00-9.50 occas lower tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 16.00-16.50 occas higher and lower Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb sacks sz A 15.00-16.00 MICHIGAN 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 Globe Type master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 11.00-13.00 mostly 11.00-12.50 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 9.00-11.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 med 7.00-8.00 NEW YORK 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 Globe Type 50 lb sacks jbo 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.00 med 2 1/4"min 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 10.00-12.00 few higher med 7.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 20-OCT-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 2017 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Globe Type master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med 10.00-13.00 ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.50-7.50 mostly 7.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.50-8.50 mostly 8.00 50 lb cartons 40s 10.00-12.50 mostly 11.00-12.00 50s 10.00-12.50 mostly 11.00-12.00 60s 10.00-12.50 mostly 11.00-12.00 70s 10.00-12.50 mostly 11.00-12.00 80s 10.00-12.50 mostly 10.00-11.00 90s 9.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 100s 9.00-10.00 Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 13.00-15.00 mostly 13.00-14.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons sz A 11.00-13.50 mostly 12.00-13.00 few higher sz B 16.00-21.00 mostly 18.00-19.00 50 lb sacks sz A 10.00-12.50 mostly 11.00-12.00 few higher sz B 15.00-20.00 mostly 17.00-18.00 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 11.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 50 lb cartons sz A 11.00-14.00 mostly 13.00-14.00 50 lb sacks sz A 10.00-13.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON & UMATILLA BASIN OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks col 10.00-11.00 jbo 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.50-9.00 med 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.50 occas lower White 50 lb sacks jbo 17.00-18.00 occas higher & lower med 15.00-17.00 mostly 15.00 occas lower Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 7.50-8.50 mostly 8.00 med 6.00-7.00 occas higher ---POTATOES: DEMAND BALES GOOD, OTHERS FAIRLY GOOD . MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 5.00-5.50 mostly 5.50 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 6.00-6.50 mostly 6.50 occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 8.00-9.00 occas higher straight loads lower 50s 8.50-9.00 mostly 9.00 occas higher 60s 8.50-9.00 mostly 9.00 occas higher 70s 8.50-9.00 mostly 9.00 occas higher 80s 8.00-9.00 occas higher 90s 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 100s 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00-8.00 occas lower IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. One 50 lb sacks Super Col 12.00-13.00 mostly 13.00 occas higher col 11.00-12.00 mostly 12.00 jbo 9.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 med 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.50-6.00 White U.S. One 50 lb sacks jbo 18.00-20.00 occas higher & lower med 16.00-18.00 occas higher & lower Red Globe Type U.S. One 25 lb sacks jbo 9.00-10.00 occas lower med 7.00-8.00 occas higher & lower MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: SUPPLY FAIRLY LIGHT. DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET STEADY. Truck shortage curtails shipments. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 11.00-12.00 occas lower 50 lb cartons sz A 11.00-12.00 occas lower sz B 19.00-20.00 mostly 19.00 occas higher Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 25.00-30.00 mostly 30.00 50 lb sacks sz A 9.50-10.50 occas lower sz B 17.50-18.50 mostly 17.50-18.00 occas higher tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 16.00-18.00 occas lower sz B 32.00-34.00 mostly 32.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 6.00-7.50 mostly 6.50-7.00 sz B 9.00-14.00 mostly 10.50 Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 11.00-14.00 mostly 11.50 fair appearance 10.50 50 lb cartons sz A 11.00-14.00 mostly 11.50 fair appearance 10.50 sz B 9.00-12.00 mostly 9.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 25.00-35.00 mostly 30.00 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 16.00-18.00 mostly 17.00 occas 19.00 fair appearance 15.00 Russet U.S. One ORGANIC baled 16 3-lb film bags sz A 22.00 Round Red U.S. One ORGANIC baled 16 3-lb film bags sz A 22.00 Yellow Type U.S. One ORGANIC baled 16 3-lb film bags sz A 22.00 NEBRASKA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.50-7.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.50-8.50 50 lb cartons 40s 9.00-11.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 occas higher 50s 10.00-12.00 mostly 10.00-10.50 60s 10.00-12.00 mostly 11.00 70s 10.00-12.00 mostly 11.00 80s 10.00-11.00 mostly 11.00 90s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 100s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags 6.00 NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 16.00-18.00 mostly 18.00 occas higher fair appearance 10.00-18.00 sz B 18.00-22.00 mostly 20.00 fair appearance 14.00-19.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-40.00 mostly 36.00-38.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6.00-9.00 mostly 6.00-7.00 Long White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 24.00-28.00 mostly 26.00 occas higher fair appearance 20.00-25.00 sz B 12.00-18.00 mostly 16.00 occas higher Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-40.00 mostly 38.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6.00-9.00 mostly 7.00-8.00 occas higher Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 20.00-24.00 mostly 20.00-22.00 fair appearance 15.00-19.00 sz B 12.00-17.00 mostly 14.00-16.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00-40.00 mostly 36.00-38.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 7.00-9.00 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 2017 Season ---ONIONS DRY: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET STEADY. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 17.00-21.00 mostly 18.00-19.00 SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.50-7.50 mostly 7.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.50-8.50 mostly 8.00 50 lb cartons 40s 9.00-11.00 mostly 9.00 50s 9.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 occas higher 60s 9.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 occas higher 70s 9.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 occas higher 80s 9.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 90s 9.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 100s 9.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags 5.50-6.50 mostly 6.00 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 8.00-9.00 U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 9.00-10.00 occas higher & lower Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 13.00-15.00 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 2017 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND NORKOTAH CARTON 40-70S MODERATE, OTHERS FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET STEADY. Russet Burbank U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50 baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 5.50-7.25 mostly 6.00 baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 7.00-7.75 mostly 7.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 6.50-7.50 mostly 7.00 50 lb cartons 40s 9.00-10.00 mostly 10.00 50s 9.00-10.00 mostly 10.00 60s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 70s 10.00-12.00 mostly 11.00 80s 10.00-12.00 mostly 11.00 90s 10.00-12.00 mostly 11.00 100s 10.00-11.00 mostly 11.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 8.50-9.00 mostly 9.00 occas lower 10 oz min 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.50-10.00 occas lower Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 5.50-6.50 mostly 6.00-6.50 baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.50-6.00 baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 6.50-7.50 mostly 7.00-7.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.50-7.00 50 lb cartons 40s 9.00-10.50 mostly 9.00 occas lower 50s 9.00-10.50 mostly 9.00 occas lower 60s 9.00-10.50 mostly 9.00-9.50 occas lower 70s 9.00-10.50 mostly 9.00-9.50 occas lower 80s 9.00-10.50 mostly 10.50 90s 9.00-10.50 mostly 10.50 100s 9.00-10.50 mostly 10.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 8.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 10 oz min 8.00-9.50 mostly 8.50-9.00 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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