National Shipping Point Trends Report - Onions and Potatoes
WASHINGTON, DC 13-FEBRUARY-2018   
TRENDS - ONIONS & POTATOES
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Provided by:  Specialty Crops Market News                               
              Federal - State Market News Service, USDA.


Unless otherwise stated, shipments, crossings or imports are 
for the weeks ending January 27, February 03, and 10, 2018 in 
that order in thousand hundredweight (cwt) or 100,000 pound units. 
Expected movement is for the period February 04-17, 2018. 
Prices are for Monday, February 12, 2018 compared to Monday, 
February 05, 2018. Unless otherwise stated, sales are F.O.B. 
Shipping Point Basis (including Delivered Sales, F.O.B. Shipping 
Point Basis) or port of entry and extra services are included. 
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 shipper are included 
in the price reported.


    ONIONS AND POTATOES
---ONIONS, DRY   
   UNITED STATES---Shipments (including imports) 940-892-863---The top 
shipping areas for the week, in order, were Columbia Basin Washington, Idaho 
and Malheur County Oregon, Peru, New York and Mexico Crossings.  The Market 
News Service survey of over 30,000 retail stores had 18,725 ads for onions 
last week, which is a 37 percent increase from last week?s ads of 13,638.  
   COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON ---Shipments 
328*-297-285 (includes exports of 58-40-40) ---Movement expected to remain 
about the same.  Trading fairly slow.  Prices Yellow colossal generally 
unchanged, others lower.  Yellow Hybrid 50-pound sacks colossal mostly 
10.00, jumbo mostly 8.00, medium mostly 4.25-4.50; White 50-pound sacks 
jumbo 15.00-17.00, medium 13.00-15.00; Red Globe Type 25-pound sacks jumbo 
mostly 6.00-6.50, medium mostly 5.00-5.50.  *revised.
   IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY OREGON---Shipments 262*-271-260 ---Movement 
expected to remain about the same.  Trading fairly slow. Prices Yellow 
colossal and Red medium generally unchanged, others lower.  Yellow Spanish 
Hybrid 50-pound sacks super colossal 11.00-12.00, colossal 10.00-11.00, 
jumbo mostly 8.00-8.50, medium mostly 5.00; White 50-pound sacks jumbo 
mostly 17.00, medium mostly 14.00-16.00; Red Globe Type 25-pound sacks jumbo 
mostly 8.00, medium mostly 6.00.  *revised
   PERU IMPORTS AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS---Shipments 
87-89-87---Movement expected to remain about the same.  Trading moderate.  
Prices generally unchanged.  Yellow Granex Marked Sweet 40-pound cartons 
jumbo mostly 17.00-18.00.
   NEW YORK---Shipments 99-90-74---Movement expected to decrease as more 
growers finish for the season. Trading fairly active. Prices unchanged. 50 
pound sacks Yellow Globe type jumbo mostly 12.00-13.00, medium 2 1/4 inch 
minimum mostly 8.50-9.00. 25 pound sacks Red Globe type jumbo mostly 
10.00-11.00, medium mostly 9.00-10.00. Quality mostly good.
   MEXICAN CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS---Crossings-53-60*-66---Movement 
expected to increase as more shippers receive supplies of onions from 
Mexico.  Trading moderate.  Prices Yellow Grano-marked sweet 40-pound carton 
jumbo 14.00; Yellow Grano 50-pound sack jumbo mostly 12.00, medium 9.00;  
White 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly 12.00-14.00, medium 12.00-14.00.  
*revised.   
   NORTH AND EAST POINTS COLORADO---Shipments 31-26-27---Movement expected 
to remain about the same. Unofficial prices as of Monday, February 12, 
Yellow Hybrid 50-pound sacks colossal 13.00-15.00, jumbo 11.00-12.00, medium 
7.50-8.00; Red Globe Type 25-pound sacks jumbo 10.00-11.0, medium 8.00-9.00.
   UTAH---Shipments 31-22-22---Movement expected to remain about the same.  
Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
   MICHIGAN---Shipments 23-14-16---Movement expected to decrease as more 
growers finish for the season. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Globe 
Type Master container 16 3-pound mesh sacks yellow medium mostly 11.00-
12.00, repacker size mostly 9.00-10.00. Quality good.
   CENTRAL WISCONSIN---Shipments 14-12-13---Movement expected to remain 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged.  Yellow Globe 
Type master container 16 3-pound mesh sacks medium mostly 10.00-12.50. 
   COLORADO WESTERN SLOPE---Shipments 2-2-2---Movement expected to decrease 
seasonally. Too few prices to establish market. 
---ONIONS FOR PROCESSING
   WESTERN UNITED STATES---Shipments 106-105-116---Movement expected to 
remain about the same.  No prices reported.
   EASTERN UNITED STATES---Shipments 4-4-4--Movement expected to remain 
about the same.  No prices reported.  
---POTATOES      
   UNITED STATES---Shipments (not including imports) 1808-1722*-1675---The 
top shipping states, in order, were Idaho, San Luis Valley Colorado, 
Columbia Basin Washington, Wisconsin and Minnesota-North Dakota (Red River 
Valley).  The Market News Service survey of over 30,000 retail stores had 
20,315 ads for potatoes last week, which is a 30 percent increase from last 
weeks ads of 15,516. *revised.
   UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO---Shipments 
744-707-734(includes exports of 3-1-3) ---Movement expected to remain about 
the same. Trading fairly slow.  Prices lower. Russet Burbank U.S. One baled 
10-5 pound film bags non size A mostly 6.00-6.50; 50-pound cartons 40-50s 
mostly 9.00-9.50, 60-80s mostly 11.00-11.50, 90s 10.50-11.00, 100s mostly 
10.00:  Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10-5 pound film bags non size A 
mostly 6.00-6.50; 50-pound cartons 40-50s mostly 9.00, 60-80s 10.00-10.50, 
90s mostly 9.00-10.00, 100s mostly 8.50-9.00.
   SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLORADO---Shipments 287-271*-228 (including exports 
26-27-34) ---Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow.  
Prices carton 90-100s lower, others generally unchanged.  Russet U.S. One 
baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly 9.00, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly 
12.00, 50-70s mostly 13.00-13.50, 80s mostly 12.00, 90s-100s mostly 11.00. 
U.S. Commercial bulk per cwt 9.00-10.50; Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-
pound film bags size A 11.00-11.50, Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-pound film 
bags size A 10.00-14.00.  *revised.
   COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON---Shipments 
146-132-133 (includes export of 36-33*-37) ---Movement expected to remain 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices carton 60s, 90s slightly lower, 
others generally unchanged. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-pound film 
bags non size A mostly 6.00, 50-pound cartons 40s 8.00-9.00, 50s mostly 
10.00-11.00, 60s mostly 11.00, 70s-80s mostly 10.00-11.00, 90s-100s 9.00-
10.00. *revised
   CENTRAL WISCONSIN---Shipments 145-135-118---Movement expected to remain 
about the same. Trading fairly slow.  Prices generally unchanged. Round Red 
U.S. One baled 10 5-pound baled mostly $13.00-14.00, 50-pound cartons size A 
mostly $12.00-13.00, size B mostly 18.00-19.00, 50-pound sacks size A mostly 
11.00-12.00, size B mostly 17.00-18.00. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10 5-
pound film bags size A mostly 8.50-9.00, 50-pound cartons 40s-70s mostly 
13.00-15.00, 80s mostly 12.50-13.00, 90s mostly 11.00, 100s 10.00-11.00. 
   MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) ---Shipments 108-109-86--- 
Movement expected to decrease slightly seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices 
generally unchanged. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-pound bales mostly 10.50-
11.00, 50-pound cartons size A mostly 10.50-11.00, 2000-pound totes size A 
mostly 15.00-16.00.  Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-pound bales mostly 
11.00-11.50, 50-pound cartons size A mostly 11.00-11.50, 2000-pound totes 
size A mostly 16.00-17.00.  Russet U.S. One Organic baled 16 3-lb film bags 
size A 18.00-20.00, Round Red U.S. One Organic baled 16 3-lb film bags size 
A 21.00-22.00, Yellow Type U.S. One Organic baled 16 3-lb film bags size A 
22.00.
   NEBRASKA---Shipments 83-74-75---Movement expected to remain about the 
same.  Trading fairly slow.  Prices bales and carton 40-80s lower, others 
generally unchanged.  Russet U.S. One baled 10 5-pound film bags size A 
mostly 9.00, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly 11.00-13.00, 50-70s 12.00-14.50, 
80s 11.00-13.50, 90-100s mostly 11.00-12.00.  *revised.
   FLORIDA---Shipments 0-14-52---Movement expected to increase seasonally. 
Trading moderate. Prices Round Red Size A and Size B sacks and cartons 
slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Round Red U.S. One 50-pound 
cartons size A mostly 14.50, size B 22.00-24.50, Creamers 3/4-1 5/8? 40.50-
40.75, 50-pound sacks size A mostly 12.75, size B mostly 20.50-22.75. Round 
White U.S. One 50-pound cartons size A mostly 29.00-30.50, size B mostly 
20.50, 50-pound sacks size A 27.50-28.75, size B mostly 18.75.Yellow Type 
U.S. One 50-pound cartons size A 18.50-22.00, Creamers 3/4-1 5/8? 50.50-
50.75, 50-pound sacks size A 16.75-20.50. 
   AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE---Shipments 57-56*-48---Movement expected about 
the same.  Trading slow. Prices unchanged.  U.S. One Russet Norkotah baled 
5 10-pound film bags 2 inch or 4 ounce minimum 8.50-9.00, baled 10 5-pound 
film bags 9.00-9.50, Round White baled 5 10-pound film bags 2 inch minimum 
9.00-9.50, baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly 10.00, 10 pound sacks loose 
1.80-1.90. *revised.
   NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON---Shipments 78-32-43(including exports 2-1-1) ---
Movement expected to remain about the same.  Trading fairly slow.  Prices 
generally unchanged. Round Red U.S. One 50-pound cartons size A mostly 
16.00-17.00; Yellow Type U.S. One 50-pound cartons size A mostly 20.00.
   KLAMATH BASIN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT---Shipments 
41-34*-41---Movement expected to remain about the same.  Supplies in too few 
hands to establish a market.  *revised.
   KERN DISTRICT---Shipments 57-54-35----Movement expected to remain about 
the same.  Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
   MICHIGAN---Shipments 71-50-32---Movement expected to increase slightly.  
Trading slow.  Prices unchanged. U.S. One size A Russet Norkotah and 
Goldrush baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly 10.00-12.00, baled 5 10-pound 
film bags mostly 9.00-10.00, 10 pound film bags loose mostly 1.70-2.00, 
Round White baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly 10.00-11.00.
   BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA DISTRICT---Shipments 9-10-13---Movement 
expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a 
market.  
   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT---Shipments 4-4-6---Movement expected to 
remain about the same.  Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
   NORTHERN COLORADO DISTRICT---Shipments 6-2-2---Movement expected to 
remain about the same.  Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. 
   HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO---Shipments 18-30-**---Movement 
expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a 
market.  **unavailable.
   NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA (CROSSING THROUGH MAINE POINTS) ---Shipments 
light---Movement expected about the same.  Trading slow.  Prices 
unchanged.  Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2 inch or 4 ounce minimum baled 5 10-
pound film bags 8.50-9.00, tote bags approx. 2000 pounds per cwt. mostly 
13.50-14.00.
---POTATOES FOR PROCESSING
   MICHIGAN---Shipments to Chippers 302-264*-240---Movement expected to 
increase.  Too few open market sales to establish a market.  *revised.
   WISCONSIN---Shipments to Chippers 182-180-196---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Too few open market sales to establish a market. 
   MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) ---Shipments to Chippers 
105-76-93---Movement expected to remain about the same. Too few open market 
sales to establish a market.       
   WESTERN & CENTRAL NEW YORK---Shipments to Chippers 47-43-41---Movement 
expected about the same.  Too few open market sales to establish a market.  
   AROOSTOOK COUNTY MAINE---Shipments to Chippers 72-58*-58---Movement 
expected about the same.  Too few open market sales to establish a market.  
*revised. 
   PENNSYLVANIA---Shipments to Chippers 15-16-10---Movement expected about 
the same.   Too few open market sales to establish a market.
   OHIO---Shipments to Chippers 1-1-1---Movement expected about the same.  
Too few open market sales to establish a market.  LAST REPORT.