U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 698*-747*-824) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were San Joaquin Valley, Calif.; New Mexico; Columbia Basin, Wash.; Colorado; and Walla Walla District, Wash. *revised.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (276-276-267) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices reds higher, yellow jumbo and medium lower, others generally unchanged. Red flat-type 40-pound cartons jumbo $12-14.50. Yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks supercolossal $9-10, colossal $7-8, jumbo $6-7, medium mostly $7. White 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $9-11, medium $9-11. Red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $6-7, medium $5-6.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (239-254-242) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading yellow colossal moderate, others fairly active. Prices red higher, others generally unchanged. Yellow grano 50-pound sacks supercolossal $10-11, colossal mostly $8-9, jumbo mostly $8, medium mostly $8. White 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $12, medium $10-12. Red 25-pound sacks jumbo $9, medium mostly $8.
COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (28-53-123) — Movement expected to increase as more growers are expected to start harvest. Trading yellow medium moderate, others fairly active. Prices yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $7, medium $7.50-8. Red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $7-8, medium $6-7.
NORTH AND EAST POINTS, COLO. — Shipments (12-68-104) — Movement expected to increase as more growers are expected to begin to harvest. Trading white fairly slow, others active. Prices generally unchanged. Yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks supercolossal $12, colossal $10, jumbo $9-10, medium $10-11. White 50-pound sacks jumbo $14, medium $12-14.
WALLA WALLA DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (30-27-30) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged. Yellow Walla Walla Sweets 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly $11-12.
VIDALIA DISTRICT, GA. — Shipments (56-49*-29) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally as growers are finishing for the season. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Special storage yellow granex marked sweet U.S. 1 40-pound carton jumbo $16-18. *revised.
PERU IMPORTS (REPACKED AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS) — Shipments (0-0-4) — Movement expected to increase as onions continue to arrive in U.S. ports. Light shipments were expected to continue through the week of Aug. 15 with volume expected the week of Aug. 22. The first f.o.b. was expected to be issued the week of Aug. 15.
MICHIGAN — A few growers have begun light harvesting of early transplanted varieties. The bulk of the crop is experiencing a later than normal start because of delays in planting caused from a very wet spring. Reportable volume is not expected until early September.
NEW YORK — Harvesting of transplants and early seeded varieties is under way. Size and quality vary throughout the state. Expect reportable volume by the week of Aug. 29. FIRST REPORT.