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WASHINGTON, DC 28-APR-2017 WA_FV103 Recap of Available Shipping Point Onions and Potatoes FOB for Friday, April 28, 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 28-APR-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. Supplies in few hands. 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 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 MICHIGAN 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 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 occas lower NEW YORK Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---ONIONS DRY: SUPPLY LIGHT. Remaining supplies are in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT. IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 28-APR-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 CARTONS 40S-80S EXCEEDS OFFERINGS, OTHERS LIGHT. MARKET STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A 6.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 7.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 50 lb cartons 40s 11.00-12.00 few higher and lower 50s 11.00-12.00 few higher and lower 60s 11.00-12.00 few higher and lower 70s 11.00-12.00 few higher and lower 80s 9.50-12.00 mostly 10.00-11.00 few higher 90s 8.75-12.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 100s 8.75-12.00 mostly 9.00-10.00 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 FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Hybrid 50 lb sacks jbo 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00 med 5.00-6.00 mostly 6.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 2.50-3.50 mostly 3.00 occas higher med 2.50-3.50 mostly 3.00 occas higher ---POTATOES: DEMAND CARTON 40S-70S EXCEEDS OFFERINGS, OTHERS FAIRLY LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 3.50-4.00 occas higher baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 4.50-5.00 occas higher 50 lb cartons 40s 10.00 50s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 60s 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 70s 10.00-10.50 mostly 10.00 80s 8.00-8.50 mostly 8.00 occas higher & lower 90s 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00 100s 7.00-7.50 mostly 7.00 occas higher U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 4.50-5.00 occas higher & lower FLORIDA Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2017 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND ROUND RED & YELLOW TYPE SIZE A LIGHT, OTHERS FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET YELLOW SIZE A LOWER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 17.75-18.75 50 lb cartons sz A 15.00-17.25 sz B 20.25-24.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 35.75-40.75 mostly 35.75-37.75 50 lb sacks sz A 13.50-15.75 sz B 18.75-22.75 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 26.50-28.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 8.50-12.75 mostly 10.75 sz B 10.50-16.75 mostly 15.75-16.75 Round White U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 22.00-24.25 mostly 22.25 sz B 14.25-18.25 mostly 16.25 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 45.75-50.75 mostly 48.75 50 lb sacks sz A 20.50-22.75 mostly 20.75 sz B 12.75-16.75 mostly 14.75 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 8.50-12.75 sz B 8.50 Yellow Type U.S. One 50 lb cartons sz A 17.25-22.25 sz B 16.25-18.00 Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 45.75-50.75 mostly 48.75 50 lb sacks sz A 15.75-20.75 sz B 14.75-16.50 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 8.50-14.75 mostly 12.75 sz B 8.50 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 9.00-10.00 col 8.00-9.00 jbo 7.00-8.00 occas lower med 5.50-7.00 mostly 6.00-7.00 occas lower Red Globe Type U.S. One 25 lb sacks jbo 5.00-5.50 mostly 5.00 med 4.00-4.50 mostly 4.00 IMPERIAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA 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 9.00-10.00 occas lower & higher jbo 8.00-9.00 occas lower med 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 7.00-8.00 mostly 7.00 occas lower med 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00 occas lower 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 MODERATE. MARKET WHITE HIGHER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY. Yellow Grano 50 lb sacks col 11.00-13.00 occas lower jbo 10.00-12.00 med 7.00-10.00 Grano - Marked Sweet 40 lb cartons jbo 12.00-16.00 mostly 14.00 White 50 lb sacks jbo 18.00-24.00 mostly 20.00 med 14.00-20.00 mostly 14.00-16.00 Red Globe Type 25 lb sacks jbo 7.00-8.00 mostly 8.00 occas higher med 6.00-7.00 mostly 7.00 occas higher 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: SUPPLY VERY LIGHT. 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 12.00-12.50 occas lower 50 lb cartons sz A 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.00-12.50 occas lower sz B 16.50-18.00 50 lb sacks sz A 10.50-11.50 occas lower sz B 15.00-16.50 tote bags approx 2000 lbs per cwt sz A 18.00-20.00 mostly 18.00-19.00 occas lower sz B 27.00-30.00 U.S. Two 50 lb sacks sz A 4.00-5.75 mostly 4.50 sz B 6.00-9.00 mostly 6.00 SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO Sales F.O.B. Shipping Point and/or Delivered Sales, Shipping Point Basis ONIONS AND POTATOES 2016 Season ---POTATOES: DEMAND FAIRLY 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 occas lower baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 5.75-6.50 mostly 6.00 occas lower 50 lb cartons 40s 9.50-10.00 mostly 9.50 occas higher 50s 9.50-10.50 mostly 10.00 occas higher 60s 9.50-10.50 mostly 10.00 occas higher 70s 9.50-10.50 mostly 10.00 occas higher 80s 8.50-9.50 mostly 9.00 occas higher 90s 8.00-9.50 mostly 9.00 occas higher 100s 8.00-9.50 mostly 9.00 occas higher U.S. Two baled 5 10-lb film bags 4.00-4.50 50 lb sacks 10 oz min 6.00-6.50 occas higher U.S. Coml bulk per cwt 6.00-7.50 mostly 6.50-7.00 occas lower Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A 10.00-15.00 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 40-70S EXCEEDS OFFERINGS, CARTON 80S MODERATE, OTHERS LIGHT. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Russet Burbank U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min baled 5 10-lb mesh sacks non sz A 3.00-4.00 mostly 3.50 occas high as 4.50 baled 5 10-lb film bags non sz A 2.50-3.50 mostly 3.00 occas high as 4.00-4.25 baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 4.00-5.00 mostly 4.50 occas high as 5.25-5.50 baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A 3.50-4.50 mostly 4.00 occas high as 5.00 50 lb cartons 40s 10.00-11.50 mostly 11.00 occas higher 50s 10.00-11.50 mostly 11.00 occas higher 60s 10.00-11.50 mostly 11.00 occas higher 70s 10.00-11.50 mostly 11.00 occas higher 80s 8.50-10.00 mostly 8.50-9.00 90s 7.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 few lower 100s 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00-7.50 few lower U.S. Two 50 lb sacks 6 oz min 3.50-4.50 mostly 4.00 few straight loads 3.00 10 oz min 5.00-6.00 mostly 5.00-5.50 occas higher VIDALIA DISTRICT GEORGIA 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 Granex - Marked Sweet U.S. One 40 lb cartons jbo 12.00-15.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 occas higher & lower ORGANIC 40 lb cartons jbo 22.00-24.00 mostly 24.00 Market News   National Potato and Onion Report
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Membership

United Potato Growers of America was formed as a federated farmer cooperative on March 9, 2005. We currently have 10 co-op members.

UPGA was formed by growers to focus on managing the cooperative members' potato supply so as to positively affect grower profitability. Through membership, growers are empowered to better understand and act upon demand for their product.

At this time, affiliated growers are in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.

UPGA was created under the provisions of the Capper-Volstead Act that was enacted in 1922 by the US Congress to allow growers to work collectively to market their products.

Key industry associations

Potato and agriculture industry collaboration and cooperation are critical for success. We work closely with the Potato Marketing Association of North America, United States Potato Board, National Potato Council, United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, United Potato Growers of Canada and other organizations, vendors, media and providers to create an effective business environment.

How to join

Membership in a United cooperative is exclusive to potato growers. Potato growers who plant acreage of any size are encouraged to join. The organization is structured on behalf of potato growers who plant fresh and seed acres.
 
To join United Potato Growers of America, contact your area cooperative administrator listed below. If your area is not listed, contact the at-large cooperative administrator.
Cooperative Administrators
Buzz Shahan
United Potato Growers at large
1100 East 6600 South, Ste 305
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
801-266-5050
buzz@unitedpotatousa.com

Lyla Davis
United Potato Growers of Colorado
PO Box 269
Monte Vista, CO 81144
719-852-2144 
unitedpotatoco@qwestoffice.net
  
Rick Shawver
United Potato Growers of Idaho
PO Box 50658
Blackfoot, ID 83405
208-785-2850
rick.shawver@unitedpotato.com

 
Tom Franconi
Kern Produce Shippers Association
PO Box 98
Edison, CA 93220
661-366-5721
 
mazzfran@sbcglobal.net
 
Ted Kreis
Red River Valley Fresh Potato Growers
PO Box 301
East Grand Forks, MN  56721
218-773-3633
 
Buzz Shahan
United Southwest Potato Growers
1100 East 6600 South, Ste 305
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
801-266-5050
buzz@unitedpotatousa.com
 
Buzz Shahan
United Potato Growers of the Pacific Northwest
1100 East 6600 South, Ste 305
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
801-266-5050
buzz@unitedpotatousa.com
 
Dana Rady
United Potato Growers Cooperative of Wisconsin
PO Box 327
Antigo, WI 55409
715-342-9809
drady0409@gmail.com
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