U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 751-773-784) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were San Joaquin Valley, Calif.; southern New Mexico; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Oreg.; Colorado and Southern California.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (334-296-261) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks colossal $9-10, jumbo $8-9, medium $7-8; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $10-12, medium $6-7.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (223-243-245) — Movement expected to decline as some shippers expect to finish for the season. Trading moderate. Prices white medium slightly higher, others lower. Yellow grano 50-pound sacks supercolossal mostly $14, colossal mostly $11, jumbo $9-11, medium $8-9, repacker size $6-7, white-type 50-pound sacks jumbo $14-15, medium mostly $14, red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $14-15, medium $10-12.
COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (34-72-123, includes export of 14-19-25) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin harvesting onions. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks colossal mostly $10, jumbo $9, medium mostly $8, yellow hybrid marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo $16-17, white 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $13, medium $11-12, red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly $11, medium $6-8.
NORTH AND EAST POINTS, COLO. — Shipments (33-73-89) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin receiving onions from the field. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks supercolossal $15, colossal $12-13, jumbo mostly $11, medium mostly $10, white 50-pound sacks jumbo $14-16, medium $12-14, red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $12-14, medium mostly $10.
VIDALIA DISTRICT, GA. — Shipments (50-28-16) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally as most shippers are now finished for the season. Remaining supplies insufficient to establish a market.
IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, ORE. — Shipments (0-0-12) — Movement expected to increase by Aug. 30 as more growers start harvest. FIRST REPORT.
WALLA WALLA DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (22-29-11, includes export of 2-1-1) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Too few open market sales to establish a market. LAST REPORT.
PERU IMPORTS (REPACKED AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS) — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement was expected to increase as light shipments were expected by the end the week of Aug. 16 or beginning of the week of Aug. 23. More vessels are on their way to U.S. ports and are expected to clear U.S. customs by the end of August. FIRST REPORT.
MICHIGAN — Harvesting is under way in the southern most parts of the state. Expect reportable volume by Aug. 30. FIRST REPORT.
NEW YORK — Harvesting of transplants and sets is under way. Expect reportable volume of seeded varieties by Aug. 30. FIRST REPORT.