U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 852*-745*-748) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were San Joaquin Valley, Calif.; Columbia Basin, Wash.; Colorado; New Mexico; and Idaho and Malheur County, Ore. *revised.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (267-253-229) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks supercolossal $9, colossal $7, jumbo $6, medium mostly $6-6.50; white 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $9-11, medium $9-11; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $6-7, medium $5-6. Red flat-type 40-pound cartons jumbo $12-14.50.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (123-146-199) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks colossal $7-9, jumbo mostly $6, medium mostly $7; white 50-pound sacks jumbo $10-12, medium $8-10; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly $7, medium $5-6.

NORTH AND EAST POINTS, COLO. — Shipments (104-106-119) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks supercolossal $11-12, colossal mostly $9.50-10, jumbo $8-9.50, medium $9-10; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly $7, medium $5-6.

SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (241-181-103) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Light shipments are expected to continue through the end of September.

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, ORE. — Shipments (3-4*-35) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly slow. Prices yellow spanish hybrid U.S. 1 50-pound sacks supercolossal $9-10, colossal $8-8.50, jumbo $6.50-7.50, medium $7-8. *revised.

PERU IMPORTS (REPACKED AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS) — Shipments (4-12-31) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Arrivals and unloading at East Coast ports were curtailed by Hurricane Irene. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Yellow granex marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly $17-18.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (0-0-0) — Initial harvesting is under way. Current supplies are very light and in too few hands to establish a market. Expect reportable volume by mid-September. FIRST REPORT.

NEW YORK — Harvesting of transplants and early seeded varieties continues in a light and spotty way in the Elba area. Supplies are very light and in too few hands to establish a market. 

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, August 28, 2011 to Saturday, September 10, 2011

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