U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,675*-1,655*-1,430) — The top shipping states, in order, were Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; Idaho; Big Lake, Minn.; Wisconsin; and Hereford-High Plains, Texas. *revised.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — 2011 season shipments (293-402-431, includes export of 50-66-61) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $5.50-6, 50-pound cartons 40s $19-20, 50-60s mostly $19- $20, 70s mostly $18-19, 80s mostly $15, 90s $12-13, 100s mostly $11-11.50. Current supplies heavy to small sizes.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — 2011 season shipments (0-65-203, includes export of 0-2-2) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers expected to start by the end of the week of Aug. 29. Trading very active for light supplies. Prices cartons 40-70s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $7.50-8, 50-pound cartons 40-60s mostly $24, 70s mostly $22, 80s $19, 90s $18, 100s $16-17.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — 2010 season shipments (494-379-150, includes export of 2-2-2) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally as most shippers are now finished for the season. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL, MINN. — Shipments (216-191-155) — Movement expected to decrease as some round red growers have finished harvest. Trading size A very active, others fairly slow. Prices size B lower, others generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $18, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $17, size B mostly $15, tote bags approx. 2,000 pounds per cwt. size A mostly $32. Russet growers got into full harvest the week of Aug. 22.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (55-120-104) — Movement expected to increase as harvest progresses. Trading very active on round red size A, others moderate. Prices russet carton 40-70s, round red size B lower, others generally unchanged. Prices round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $18, size B mostly $17-18. Round white U.S. 1 50-pound sack size A $11-13. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $10-11, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $21-23, 80s $18-20, 90s mostly $15-17, 100s $14-15.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (119*-115*-90) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

STOCKTON-DELTA — Shipments (78*-86-54) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Unofficial prices for Aug. 29: round red U.S. 1 size A totes $34 per cwt., 50-pound carton size A $22, size B $22. Long white U.S. 1 size A 50-pound carton $16, yellow-type U.S. 1 size A 50-pound carton $22. *revised.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (0-52-51) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO., 2011 season — Shipments (0-4-45) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

KANSAS (REPACKED AT SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO., SHIPPING POINT) — Shipments (175-105-43) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading slow. Prices lower. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $8.50-9, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $20, 80s mostly $17-18, 90s mostly $16, 100s mostly $16. Harvest is winding down quickly and some growers had expected to finish digging by Sept. 2.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO., 2010 season — Shipments (93-69*-42) — Movement expected to decrease sharply. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. The remaining storage crop was expected to be shipped by Sept. 2. *revised.

LONG ISLAND — Shipments (9-9-19) — Movement was expected to remain about the same the week of Aug. 29 and to increase slightly the week of Sept. 5. Trading slow. Prices round white U.S. 1 50-pound sacks size A $12.75-13, large $14.75-15.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (29-34-18) — Movement expect to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN — Shipments (5-8-13) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading slow. Unofficial prices from industry contacts round white baled 10 5-pound paper sacks size A $12-12.50, 10-pound open window sacks loose mostly $2.15. No f.o.b. shipping point prices issued as of Aug. 29. Supplies in few hands. A few russets are beginning to be harvested.

DELAWARE — Shipments (30-13-11) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower compared to Aug. 26. Round white U.S. 1 size A $13, chef $16. Too few sales to establish a market as harvesting curtailed by wet fields Aug. 29. Harvest expected to resume mid-week.

KLAMATH BASIN, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND OREGON — Shipments (3-5-3) — Movement expected to decrease sharply. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Shipment of old crop supplies are complete. LAST REPORT.

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

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