MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH VARIOUS PORTS OF ENTRY AND SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Crossings (30-33-37, CA 3-3-4) — Movement expected about the same. Trading leeks fairly slow, iceless moderate, others active. Prices leeks lower, others higher. Cartons bunched 48s medium mostly $9.75-10.95, small mostly $9.50-10.14; iceless cartons 2 film bags, 24 bunches per bag and 4 film bags, 12 bunches per bag mostly $10.25-11.14; leeks 12s mostly $9.95-10.75. Quality variable.

LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (4-4-4) — Movement expected to remain the same. Trading moderate. Prices Aug. 23, compared to Aug. 16, unchanged. Cartons/crates bunched 48s $13-15.50. Quality good.

Onions, dry

U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 747-826*-774) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were San Joaquin Valley, Calif.; New Mexico; Columbia Basin, Wash.; Colorado and Mexico. *revised.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (276-267-253) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices yellow lower, others generally unchanged. Red flat-type 40-pound cartons jumbo $12-14.50. 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.

SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (254-241*-181) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally as only a few shippers remain. Trading fairly active. Prices yellow colossal and medium slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Yellow grano 50-pound sacks supercolossal $10-11, colossal $9-10, jumbo $8, medium $8-9, white 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $12, medium $10-12, red 25-pound sacks jumbo $9, medium mostly $8. *revised.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (53-123-146) — 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 (68-104-106) — Movement expected to increase as more growers expected to begin to harvest the week of Aug. 22. Trading moderate. 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; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly $9, medium $7-8.

WALLA WALLA DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (27-30-19) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

PERU IMPORTS (REPACKED AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS) — Shipments (0-4-12) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin receiving onions from Peru. Trading moderate. Prices yellow granex marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly $17-18.

VIDALIA DISTRICT, GA. — Shipments (49-29-6) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally as most growers are now finished for the season. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, ORE. — Shipments (0-3-0) — Movement expected to increase as more growers begin to harvest onions. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. An f.o.b. report was expected to be issued the week of Aug. 22. FIRST REPORT.

NEW YORK — Harvesting of transplants and early seeded varieties continues in a light and spotty way. Growers expect reportable volume of storage varieties by mid-September. 

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, August 21, 2011 to Saturday, September 3, 2011

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